These newer enablement stacks are meant for desktop and server and even recommended for cloud or virtual images.
However, if one wants to remain on the original GA (General Availability) stacks, the options are: The 16.04.2 and newer point releases will ship with an updated kernel and X stack by default for the desktop.
The following is a generic view of the Ubuntu release schedule, the kernels delivered, and the support time frames.
The Ubuntu LTS enablement (also called HWE or Hardware Enablement) stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing Ubuntu LTS releases.
These enablement stacks can be installed manually but are also available when installing with Ubuntu LTS point release media.
Server installations will default to the GA kernel and provide the enablement kernel as optional.
The 14.04.2 and newer point releases will ship with an updated kernel and X stack by default.
If you do not want this behavior you can run this command to change the Ubuntu locale after install completes.
You will have to relaunch for this change to take effect.Remember that this command actually fetches the package from a server and then installs it.This can take some time depending on the speed of your Internet connection, the load on the server and the speed of your system. 14.04.x, 16.04.x, 18.04.x) and eventually introduce newer hardware enablement kernels.Please refer to the 14.04.x, 16.04.x, and 18.04.x Ubuntu Kernel Support diagrams in the corresponding sections below for more details.Importantly, if MATE does not meet your expectations presumably as a new user, you can follow up on our up coming how-to guides for installations of other popular Linux desktop environments as well. S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux Sys Admin, web developer, and currently a content creator for Tec Mint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.