Ubuntu 17.10 Release

By | October 27, 2017

Canonical has revealed the release schedule for its next short-term Ubuntu release. Ubuntu 17.10, codenamed Artful Aardvark, will finally arrive on October 19, 2017. While we can’t say much about the new features of Ubuntu 17.10, you can expect default GNOME desktop (probably GNOME 3.26), default Wayland, Linux kernel 4.13 or kernel 4.14, etc.

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features

It’s very early to write about the list of final features that are going to arrive in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. Still, we have a rough idea of the major changes. I’ll be covering these features in detail once the final release of Ubuntu 17.10 arrives. Take a look:

  • GNOME will be default desktop (probably GNOME 3.26)
  • Ubuntu GNOME won’t be a separate flavor
  • Wayland display server by default
  • Optional X.org server session
  • Mesa 17.2 or Mesa 17.3
  • Linux kernel 4.13 or kernel 4.14
  • New Subiquity server installer
  • Mozilla Thunderbird might not be default email client
  • Better hardware support
  • New Ubuntu Server installer
  • Switching to libinput
  • An always visible dock using Dash to Dock GNOME Shell extension
  • Bluetooth improvements with a new BlueZ
  • Upgraded to Network Manager 1.8
  • GDM is the default Display Manager
  • EXT4 encryption with fscrypt
  • Windows buttons back to the right top corner
  • Better GPU/CUDA support
  • 4K/ HiDPI/Multimonitor improvements
  • Minimal images getting smaller

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