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The last big milestone in Ubuntu 17.10 development process was the release of Beta 2 that witnessed the participation of Ubuntu’s flagship edition, which now ships with GNOME desktop environment. In a way, it was the first chance to try the new and polished features.

“Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team is pleased to announce that artful has entered the Final Freeze period in preparation for the final release of Ubuntu 17.10 next week,” the Ubuntu Fridge announcement reads.

This has brought us to the latest milestone of Ubuntu 17.10 Final Freeze. For those who don’t know, Final Freeze is the last step in the Ubuntu development process. After this step, only the critical bug fixes are accepted.

The uploads in the queue will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected based on their criticalities.

In case you’ve missed the Ubuntu 17.10 development process and the new features, do give this article a read.

Ubuntu 17.10 Final Release: October 19th

The final release of Ubuntu 17.10 will be shipped on October 19th. It’s a short-term release which will remain supported for 9 months. It’ll be followed by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release with 5 years of support.

Are you going to switch over to the upcoming Ubuntu release? Don’t forget to share your views with us.

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