Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The New Ubuntu v17.04 Promises Some New Tweaks And Features.

Ubuntu is one of the famous widely used Linux distros our world today. According to history, the name Ubuntu, (pronounced |oǒ-boǒ-ntoō|), was derived from an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are.' The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers. The name Ubuntu began in 2004/2005 when Mark Shuttleworth gathered a small team of developers from one of the most established Linux projects, Debian, and set out to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop: Ubuntu, today, Ubuntu has gained a good amount of recognition and popularity among many computer users in the whole world.  The vision for starting Ubuntu is to create a part social and part economic free software, that will be available to everybody on the same terms and will be funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.

The New Ubuntu v17.04 , Linux for beginners, best linux distro

There have been several versions of Ubuntu starting from 2004 to date, and each of these versions or releases were given a funny but unique code name which was derived from the name of an animal. The code names of the several versions of Ubuntu are as follows:  Warty, Hoary, Breezy, Dapper, Edgy, Feisty, Gutsy, Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty, Karmic, Lucid,Maverick,Natty, Oneiric, Precise, Quantal, Raring, Saucy, Trus, Utopic, Vivid, Wily, Xenia, Yakkety, and Zesty which as at the time of publishing this post, the team behind Ubuntu (Conical) has already started releasing the Ubuntu 17.04 (code named Zesty) Daily Builds. However, it is highly not recommended to install these builds on your primary machine as they are still under reviews and developments and are also unstable. Anyone who wishes to have a peek of these new releases is advised to run it on a test system or VM (Virtual Machine).

The Features of the New Ubuntu 17.04
The new Ubuntu 17.04, codenamed Zesty Zapus which is the name of a jumping mouse that is common in the North American region, will feature the latest Linux kernel series 4.8. The same Linux kernel also ships with Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. Zapus also stands for the genus name of a mouse, Zesty is an adjective for ‘great enthusiasm and energy.’

The New Ubuntu v17.04 , Linux for beginners, best linux distro
The New Ubuntu v17.04 , Linux for beginners, best linux distro

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04?
If you are already an Ubuntu running on version 16.10 or lower and wish to upgrade to the version 17.04, just open the “Software & Updates” Settings in your machine and select the “Updates” tab. ===>>  Now “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” menu to “For any new version.” Now press Alt+F2 and type this in command box: update-manager -d, It should open the Update Manager and notify you pf the available development builds of 17.04. Now click on “Upgrade” and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also find the direct download links at the release note page

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Ubuntu 17.04 final release will be generally available on April 13, 2017, thus the version 17.04  but will feature several releases till the official and general release. Below is a list of the release schedule of Ubuntu 17.04:

Alpha 1 – 29 December (for flavors)
Alpha 2 – 26 January (for flavors)
Feature Freeze — 16th of February
Beta 1 – 23rd February (for flavors)
UI Freeze — 9th of March
Final Beta – 23rd of March
Kernel Freeze — March 30
Release Candidate — April 9th
Stable Release – on the 13th of April

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus will be the fourth (concurrently supported release) when it arrives in April next year. The older supported versions will be Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. These short term releases will be supported for 9 months, i.e., until January 2018

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