Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud
tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology
into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.  As always, the
team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features
and fixing bugs.

Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including
a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more.

Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as
our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell.  Along with that, there
are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and
Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice.

Ubuntu Server 17.10 includes the Pike release of OpenStack, alongside
deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when
deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public
clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer
laptops.  Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been
updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.

The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE,
Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today.  More details
can be found for these at their individual release notes:

   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours
releasing with 17.10.

To get Ubuntu 17.10
-------------------

In order to download Ubuntu 17.10, visit:

   http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 17.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 17.10. For
further information about upgrading, see:

   http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free 
of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes 
on the release itself. They are available at:

   http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-October/000226.html

 

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Oct 19 13:08:46 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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