Ubuntu 16.10 alpha 2 is available for download

The second alpha release for Ubuntu 16.10, code named “Yakkety Yak” is made available for download. This alpha release features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu MATE. The other official flavours might available in the future releases. This alpha release still uses Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS. However, It will ship with Kernel 4.7 by the time the final release arrives. Lubuntu 16.10 alpha2 still uses LXDE, because LXQt is not yet ready. It is not clear whether LXQt will be available in final release. MATE tweak feature has an option to enable HUD (Heads-up display). MATE dock has drag and drop icons support.

Download Ubuntu 16.10 alpha 2

Ironically, Ubuntu 16.10 main edition with Unity desktop is not included in the alpha 2 release. Hope this will be available in the upcoming milestones.

However, you can download the daily builds from the following link.

Download links for other official flavours such as Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu MATE are given below.

Lubuntu 16.10 alpha 2:

Lubuntu is one of the official Ubuntu flavours that features with LXDE desktop environment.

The Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

More details about Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 alpha 2:

Ubuntu MATE is one of the official Ubuntu flavours that features with MATE desktop environment.. The Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 alpha 2:

Ubuntu Kylin is one of the official Ubuntu flavor which is specially designed for Chinese users. The Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

More information about Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

Everyday user do not download an use this version in the production environment. Alpha releases are only for testing and development purposes. Since it is in early development stage, you should expect some bugs.

Ubuntu 16.10 final stable will be officially released in October 13, 2016.

Cheers! Happy weekend!!

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