All new Ubuntu 17.10 re­leased

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With the new re­lease of Ubuntu, there is some good news for GNOME lovers. Af­ter a long time, Ubuntu has come up with some ma­jor changes. The new re­lease has GNOME as the de­fault desk­top en­vi­ron­ment in­stead of Unity.

Ubuntu 17.10 comes with the new­est soft­ware en­hance­ments and nine months of se­cu­rity and main­te­nance up­dates. It is based on the Linux Ker­nel re­lease se­ries 4.13. It in­cludes sup­port for the new IBM z14 main­frame CPACF in­struc­tions and new

KVM fea­tures. 32-bit in­staller images are no longer pro­vided for Ubuntu Desk­top.

Apart from this, GDM has re­placed LightDM as the de­fault dis­play man­ager. The lo­gin screen now uses vir­tual ter­mi­nal 1 in­stead of vir­tual ter­mi­nal 7. Win­dow con­trol but­tons are back on the right for the first time since 2010. Apps pro­vided by GNOME have been up­dated to 3.26. Driver­less print­ing sup­port is now avail­able for IPP Every­where, Ap­ple AirPrint and Wi-Fi Di­rect. Li­breOf­fice has been up­dated to 5.4 and Python 2 is no longer in­stalled by de­fault. Python 3 has been up­dated to 3.6.

Ubuntu 17.10 will be sup­ported for nine months un­til July 2018. If you need long term sup­port, it is rec­om­mended you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in­stead.

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