Canonical Talks Up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS With ZFS, LXD

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 20 April 2016 at 09:09 AM EDT. 41 Comments
A day ahead of the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 as the sixth Long Term Support release, Canonical is talking about the new features for this release codenamed the Xenial Xerus.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is scheduled to ship tomorrow (Thursday, 21 April) and it has support for their new Snap packaging format via Snappy, the LXD hypervisor is production-ready, there is support for IBM Z hardware, new convergent work as well as in areas like IoT, and there's integrated ZFS file-system support.

If you haven't been following all of the Ubuntu 16.04 developments over the past six months, see this story for more details on the prominent changes of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'll have more Ubuntu 16.04 benchmarks out shortly.
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