Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) has just been released, includes the Newton 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.
Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.8-based kernel, a switch to gcc-6, and much more.
Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.
The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, 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/YakketyYak/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours
Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 16.10.
Download Ubuntu 16.10
You can download ISOs and flashable images from from:
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/releases/16.10/ (Less Popular Ubuntu Images)
- http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.10/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/16.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/16.10/ (Kubuntu)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/16.10/ (Lubuntu)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/16.10/ (Ubuntu Studio)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/16.10/ (Ubuntu GNOME)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/16.10/ (Ubuntu Kylin)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/16.10/ (Ubuntu MATE)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/16.10/ (Xubuntu)
Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
To upgrade on a desktop system:
- Open the “Software & Updates” Setting in System Settings.
- Select the 3rd Tab called “Updates”.
- Set the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” dropdown menu to “For any new version”.
- Press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box.
- Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘16.10’ is available.
- Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.