Short Bytes: Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Final Beta is now available for download. Apart from the flagship Ubuntu Desktop with Unity, Kubuntu Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie and Xubuntu have also taken part in this release. The Final Beta is powered by Linux kernel 4.10. The final stable release will ship on April 13, 2017.Canonical has released the final beta of the next release of the world’s most popular open source operating system, i.e., Ubuntu. Codenamed Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 17.04 stable release is slated to arrive on April 13, 2017. This release will be a short term release and you’ll need to upgrade to a newer version in January 2018.
Here’s the complete release schedule of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus:
- 29 December – Alpha 1
- 26 January – Alpha 2
- 16 February – Feature Freeze
- 23 February – First beta
- 9 March – UI Freeze
- 23 March – Final beta
- 30 March – Kernel Freeze
- 9 April – Release Candidate
- 13 April – Stable release
Apart from the flagship Ubuntu Desktop that runs Unity, other flavors like Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Budgie, and Xubuntu have also taken part in the Final Beta release/
Before sharing the download links, let’s tell you about the major features coming to Ubuntu. This is final beta and it gives a pretty good idea of what one should expect in the final release.
New features in Ubuntu 17.04
- Lots of fixes and patches
- New install uses a swap file instead of a swap partition
- gconf no longer installed by default
- Linux kernel 4.10
- Improved hardware compatibility
- Updated default apps like Firefox, Thunderbird, and LibreOffice
- Now 32-bit PowerPC support
- Driverless printing
- Mesa 17 and X.org Server 1.19
Download Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta
You can follow this link to find a suitable download architecture. As this is a Beta release, I won’t advise you to use it as a primary operating system.
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