Ubuntu 17.10

In April 2018, the next long-term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu will come with GNOME Shell as default. Ubuntu 17.10 is the first release to include the new shell, so it’s a great way to preview the future of Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 17.10 comes with the newest software enhancements and nine months of security and maintenance updates.

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Get ready for Ubuntu 18.04, our next LTS release, and test out the new GNOME desktop.

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New desktop experience, same ease of use, reliability and huge choice of software.

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Features and changes

  • New GNOME desktop

    The biggest change is the desktop environment. Ubuntu 17.10 is retiring Unity in favour of GNOME, version 3.26.1.

  • New Wayland

    The default display server is Wayland, but can also run x.org as a session or on systems that cannot support Wayland.

  • New on-screen keyboard

    The new Caribou on-screen keyboard is paving the way to future touchscreen laptop experience.

  • Same user experience

    The familiar Ubuntu experience – from desktop layout to key shortcuts – remains unchanged thanks to themes and extensions.

  • Familiar dock

    The dock that has been a staple feature of Ubuntu since 11.04 is still here, but it can now be moved to the left, right or bottom.

  • More customisation

    The new settings application lets you easily explore all the possibilities and features of the new desktop.

  • Kernel

    Ubuntu 17.10 features the Linux kernel 4.13.

  • Seamless

    Upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10 should be seamless from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.04.

  • Swap

    The swap is now a file that scales to what your system needs, rather than a partition, making it easier to install Ubuntu on any machine.

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