Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 28 September 2016 at 06:19 AM EDT. 11 Comments
It feels like so soon - we are just two weeks out from seeing the official Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" release. Today the final beta is available.

With this "final beta" comes the first development release of Ubuntu 16.10 itself, rather than just the daily ISOs up to this point. Also participating in this "beta 2" milestone are Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKlyin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio.

Of note for Lubuntu users, LXQt spins have been postponed to Ubuntu 17.04 so only LXDE-based images are available. Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 is making use of GNOME 3.20 but some applications are derived from the GNOME 3.22 packages. Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 also has an experimental Wayland session.

Those interested in more information on today's Ubuntu 16.10 final beta release can read the release announcements for all of the details plus download links.

Ubuntu 16.10 is expected to be officially released on 13 October.
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