Ubuntu 16.10 And Its Flavors Have Been Released


After six months of continuous development, Ubuntu 16.10, codenamed Yakkety Yak, and its flavors have been released yesterday. There is no doubt that Ubuntu is the World’s most popular Linux distribution. However, this release doesn’t bring any significant improvement except Unity 8 experimental session. Just a small number of updated applications and feature improvements have been included in this latest stable release. Not much! Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017.

What’s new?

As I already said, Ubuntu 16.10 doesn’t have any major changes, features so far. Only few bunch of updated applications and bug fixes. Ubuntu 16.10 ships with Linux Kernel 4.8 and numerous updated set of applications.

Here is the list of updated applications for Ubuntu 16.10 desktop and server editions:

  • GNOME 3.20
  • LibreOffice 5.2.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 49
  • Thunderbird 45
  • Ubuntu Software 3.20
  • Rhythmbox 3.4.1
  • GNOME Terminal 3.20
  • Shotwell 0.22
  • qemu 2.6.1
  • libvert 2.1
  • Open vSwitch 2.6
  • LXD 2.4.1
  • Docker 1.12.1
  • Unity 7.5
  • Unity 8 developer preview
  • OpenStack Newton
  • And more.

Download Ubuntu 16.10

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop and Server editions can be downloaded from the link given below.


And the other official Ubuntu flavors can be downloaded from the following links.

Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Since Ubuntu 16.10 doesn’t bring any major changes, I would recommend you to stick with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. However, if you already have 16.04 LTS installed on your system and want to upgrade it to Ubuntu 16.10, just follow the link below.

We will be posting more articles about Ubuntu 16.10 in the days to come. If you find this website helpful, please recommend it to your friends, and colleagues.


Source: Ubuntu 16.10 release notes

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