I’m not going to draw it out: you can now download Ubuntu 17.10, the latest stable release of the hugely popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.
As one might expect from the release arriving ahead of the next Long Term Support release (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, due April 2018) Ubuntu 17.10 is packed full of big changes and makes use of many new technologies.
Brace yourself; aptly for an autumn release, change is most certainly in the air…
Ubuntu is the world’s most popular desktop Linux operating system, and with its latest short-term support release, it’s clear Canonical want to keep a firm grip on the title.
Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ marks an all-new chapter in Ubuntu’s already rich history.
After years of ‘footnote’ releases that brought only minor tweaks, the ‘Artful Aardvark’ arrives to go all-out, with ample change in tow, ready to usher in the new era.
Rather aptly for a release that begins with the first letter of the english alphabet, the Artful is the first version of Ubuntu to ship with the GNOME Shell desktop installed by default.
Yup, the Unity desktop, once Ubuntu’s core USP, has been unceremoniously relegated to “available in the archives” . Ubuntu joins the fold alongside its fellow Linux distros in opting to use upstream GNOME — but naturally puts its own distinctive stamp on things.
A short-term release, Ubuntu 17.10 will receive bug fixes, security patches and select app updates for 9 months.
In Brief: Ubuntu 17.10 is a sizeable upgrade to this Linux-based operating system. It debuts with a new desktop shell, a new display server technology, and makes major user-interface and user-experience changes.
Posted on October 21, 2017 by Patrick