Xubuntu 18.04 LTS Brings a Revamped Xfce Desktop Experience with New MATE Apps

There are numerous changes in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS since Xubuntu 17.10 and Xubuntu 16.04 LTS, and we’ll start with what’s under the hood. Xubuntu 18.04 LTS ships with the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, but various GNOME apps have been swapped out with corresponding MATE apps, including Evince with Atril, File Roller with Engrampa, and GNOME Calculator with MATE Calculator. A PulseAudio Bluetooth module has been included in this release for out-of-the-box support for Bluetooth audio devices, and Blueman 2.0.5 is included by default to provide support for game controllers and modems. Additionally, the numlockx package is included by default in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS to offer improved support of keyboard number pads.