The second point release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released in February 2017. It came with Linux kernel 4.8 and various high-impact bug fixes and stability improvements. Now, Canonical has officially released the third point release, i.e., Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS.
For those who don’t know, a point release is an updated version that keeps on putting together the updated packages. As expected, Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS will remain supported for 5 years, including Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Core. All the other official flavors are supported for 3 years.
Talking about the changes and improvements coming to Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS release, there are tons of them, both small and big in significance. It ships with Linux kernel 4.10, which promises to bring multiple hardware improvements and better device support.
Ubuntu 16.04.3 release comes with a new hardware enablement stack. It also gets the benefit of Mesa 17.10.
Posted on August 10, 2017 by Patrick