Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 7 best features in Ubuntu 16.10, and 16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10


Ubuntu 16.10 released

Ubuntu has long been one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions, and now version 16.10 has been released. You can download it from the official Ubuntu site, and you can read the official Ubuntu 16.10 release notes for details about changes in this release as well as upgrade information.

Canonical announced Ubuntu 16.10 on its site:

Ubuntu, the platform used in the majority of cloud deployments worldwide, today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

“The world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD, and the world’s best cloud operating system, Ubuntu, together with the latest OpenStack and Kubernetes make for the world’s fastest and best private cloud infrastructure” said Mark Shuttleworth, who leads Canonical’s product team and the Ubuntu project. “Our focus is to enable true hybrid cloud operations, and this release further enhances the tools and platform that most companies depend on to operate effectively across all major public clouds and in one’s own data center, from bare metal to cloud container.”

Universal ‘snap’ Linux packages that merge container and packaging technology give developers a single format to distribute their apps and services from cloud to IoT. Snaps work on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS, and a range of Linux operating systems.

Ubuntu 16.10 previews Canonical’s device convergence vision. Unity 8 developer preview includes apps that scale from phone to desktop, from mouse to touch screen, setting a precedent for the next wave of Linux devices.

More at Ubuntu

And here’s a video overview of what’s new in Ubuntu 16.10:

The 7 best features of Ubuntu 16.10

As with any new release, many users will be curious about whether or not it’s worth using on their computers. Fossbytes has a helpful list of the seven best features in Ubuntu 16.10.

Aditya Tiwari reports for Fossbytes:

Canonical Inc. has released the next major update after Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus in the name of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. The ISO and torrent files for various Ubuntu 16.10 flavors are available for download and you can install it using the following guide: How To Install Ubuntu 16.10

Let’s have a look at the best features of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak:

  1. Linux Kernel 4.8

  2. Nautilus 3.20

  3. Extra job for Systemd

  4. Changes to GPG

  5. GNOME 3.20

  6. Unity 8 Developer Preview

  7. Updated Apps

More at Fossbytes

16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10

Once you’ve installed Ubuntu 16.10 on your computer, you’ll want to take a look at OMG Ubuntu’s helpful list of sixteen things to do to get the most out of Ubuntu 16.10. The article contains useful how-to information for each of the items, so be sure to click through and read the ones that interest you.

Joey-Elijah Sneddon reports for OMG Ubuntu:

Whether you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 today, tomorrow or you already have: take a look over our list of handy things to do after installing Ubuntu. None of the steps you’ll see below are compulsory. You can pick and choose the steps that make sense to you.

That said, there is something for everyone here, from fresh-faced beginner to seasoned stalwart.

  1. See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.10

  2. Check For Updates

  3. Install Graphics Drivers

  4. Install Media Codecs

  5. Enable ‘Minimise on Click’

  6. Move The Unity Launcher

  7. Install a New Desktop Theme

  8. Enable App Menus

  9. Install Apps from Ubuntu Software

  10. Install Apps From Elsewhere

  11. Set Up Your Cloud Account(s)

  12. Install a System Cleaner

  13. Add Some Useful Indicators

  14. Get Firefox To Integrate With Unity

  15. Try Unity 8

  16. Tell Others About Ubuntu

More at OMG Ubuntu

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