Xubuntu 19.04 codenamed Disco Dingo is now available

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Xubuntu 19.04 codenamed Disco Dingo is now available

Xubuntu is a spin of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution built around the Xfce4 desktop. Xubuntu 19.04 uses an updated snapshot of the upcoming soon-to-be-released version 4.14 of the Xfce desktop.

This new version of Xfce is mostly using GTK3 instead of GTK2 which the older 4.12 release is built upon.

AptURL is now a thing

XUbuntu and other upcoming distributions built on Ubuntu supports special apt:// URLs on websites which prompts the user to install software available in the distribution software repository. As an example, this install SuperTuxKart link should work on XUbuntu Disco Dingo. It is interesting to note that this was first proposed as a Debian feature in 2008.

Long list of updated software

A whole lot of small and big programs have been updated in this release. There is a detailed list of fixes and improvements to specific programs in Sean M. Davis bloggpost Xubuntu 19.04: The Exhaustive Update.