If you’ve been wondering when Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’ will be released, wonder no more: the official release date of Ubuntu 17.04 is set for April 13, 2017.
Codenamed ‘Zesty Zapus’, Ubuntu 17.04 is the next short-term support release of the world’s most used open-source operating system, and will be the fourth concurrently supported release at the time of its arrival (joining Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS and 16.10).
The Ubuntu Wiki lists the release date as April 13. The exact time of the release — the moment when the digital release button gets pressed, if you will — is never precise as a multitude of factors can affect it, including mirror syncing, server configuration, and publication of release notes.
The Zesty Zapus will be supported for 9 months after release with select app updates, bug fixes and critical security patches, including new releases of Mozilla Firefox.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released on April 21st, 2016, is the current long-term support release and is supported for 5 years. Ubuntu 16.10 will reach end of life in July, 2017.
Posted on November 29, 2016 by patrick