Ubuntu has many fans around the world and no doubt they will be happy to know that a new version of their favorite distribution is now available. Ubuntu 16.10 is here and brings many interesting new features. Better yet, it also sets the stage for the big news Canonical has planned for next year.
Ubuntu is showing its age, that’s undeniable. Not everyone knows, but the development of distribution was started in 2004 by Mark Shuttleworth, a South African turned billionaire after selling his company Thawte Consulting.
If this name evokes something in you, that is quite normal because it is very prominent on the web. It has been selling SSL certificates to publishers since the mid-1990s.
Ubuntu 16.10: No Revolution In Sight
Ubuntu has evolved a lot over the releases. Of course, all the decisions made by Canonical were not unanimous, but the distribution still found its place in the market. If we are allowed to believe latest numbersthen over a billion people would be using the distribution, sometimes unknowingly.
Because in fact the famous distribution is not limited to the copies installed on our computers. It is also very present in the cloud, but also in the IoT market or even… in our cars. The same on the server market side.
Meanwhile, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak also brings with it a series of interesting innovations, news that concern both the distribution itself and the integrated software.
Unity and Compiz are thus entitled to new, smoother and more responsive versions. The first actually pushes the concept quite far, offering a low graphics mode version for virtual machines and the most humble configurations.
New For Unity And Compiz
Interestingly, Yakkety Yak also offers a feature that allows users to briefly test Unity 8. Be careful though because this version is not the most stable.
Nautilus has also been updated, with a more aesthetic user interface and better ergonomics. The same goes for the other tools built into the distribution.
Incidentally, Ubuntu 16.10 benefits from a new kernel. So it should be a bit more stable and a bit more secure than the previous version. If you want to test it, just go there on the Canonical website to download it. Be careful though as the ISO image is significantly heavier than the previous version.