just brew it! wrote:
Also, because of the shortening of the support lifecycle of the Kubuntu flavor (from 5 years to 3), Kubuntu 16.04 LTS goes EOL the same time as 14.04 LTS. This renders 16.04 LTS even more pointless for me (since I run Kubuntu). The only thing 16.04 LTS has going for it is that they've had a couple of years to fix any show-stopper bugs.
I've been running 16.04.4 on my main home workstation for some time. One thing to be aware of when you make the jump, either 16.04 or 18.04, is that you are going to get introduced to systemd. I won't get into the "love it or hate it" side of things. Just be aware that the way you deal with booting and logging will change.
I'll probably move to 18.04 mid summer, assuming there aren't any major issues found after release.