Ubuntu 16.10 released

The latest version of the Ubuntu operating system for desktop PCs and laptops, Ubuntu 16.10, known by the codename Yakkety Yak, has been released.

Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS instead.

Ubuntu Desktop

  • LibreOffice 5.2 has been updated to 5.2. Ubuntu now uses the GTK3 version by default.

  • Update Manager now shows changelog entries for PPAs too (253119).

  • Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to at least 3.20. Many apps have been updated to 3.22 also.

  • The Nautilus file browser has been updated to 3.20.

  • systemd is now used for user sessions. System sessions had already been provided by systemd in previous Ubuntu releases.

Ubuntu Server

OpenStack Newton

Ubuntu 16.10 includes the latest OpenStack release, Newton, including the following components:

  • OpenStack Identity – Keystone

  • OpenStack Imaging – Glance

  • OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder

  • OpenStack Compute – Nova

  • OpenStack Networking – Neutron

  • OpenStack Telemetry – Ceilometer and Aodh

  • OpenStack Orchestration – Heat

  • OpenStack Dashboard – Horizon

  • OpenStack Object Storage – Swift

  • OpenStack Database as a Service – Trove

  • OpenStack DNS – Designate

  • OpenStack Bare-metal – Ironic

  • OpenStack Filesystem – Manila

  • OpenStack Key Manager – Barbican


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