Ubuntu Flavors Roll Out Their Artful 17.10 Alpha 2 Releases

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 28 July 2017 at 06:02 AM EDT. 8 Comments
The second alpha release of the "Artful Aardvark" 17.10 is now available for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, and Ubuntu Kylin.

With Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 also comes Lubuntu-Next, which is their experimental spin featuring Ubuntu atop the LXQt desktop environment rather than the GTK-based LXDE. LXQt is powered by Qt5 and remains under development.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is heavy on the changes too. Ubuntu MATE has been working on mimicking Unity 7's layout/behavior, adds global menu support, improved super key support, a heads-up display is introduced, new indicators, and more.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 has a number of updated desktop packages, replacements to various GNOME packages, Budgie-Welcome improvements, and various other UI improvements.

More details on these Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 updates can be found via the grand release announcement on ubuntu-release. Ubuntu 17.10 will be officially released come 19 October.
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