It looks like the Ubuntu developers are not wasting any time, and they’ve already started working on the next release of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Yes, we’re talking about Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed “Yakkety Yak” by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth on day the company launched their sixth LTS (Long Term Support) release, Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
We’ve covered the entire development cycle of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, and we’re planning on covering the one of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 OS too, to keep you guys informed of the new features that are about to be implemented.
We took a quick look under the hood of the first 64-bit daily build Live ISO image of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) to tell you what’s new, but there’s nothing new to report because it includes the same components that are available in the Ubuntu 16.04 ISOs.
Ubuntu 16.10 launches October 20, 2016
We’ve already told you earlier that the Ubuntu developers have already put together a draft release schedule for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), and it looks like the distro will be officially released on October 20, 2016.
Unfortunately, Mark Shuttleworth didn’t share with us any information about the plans for the Ubuntu 16.10, at least not at the moment of writing this article. He was supposed to release this essential piece of info when he announced the OS’ codename.
We can only guess that Canonical will continue to improve the Unity 8 desktop environment for desktops, as part of its convergence vision, so Ubuntu 16.10 might be a testbed for that. But, as mentioned before, we’ll try to keep you guys updated always.
For now, if you want to become an early adopter, you can download either the 64-bit or 32-bit Live ISO images of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). The repositories for Ubuntu 16.10 are also online since a couple of days ago, but you can’t yet upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.