TrueOS STABLE update 2017.04.24 is available now

The TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD) team has announced availability of a new TrueOS STABLE update, latest snapshot for desktop oriented BSD distribution featuring a in house made desktop environment called Lumina Desktop. This update is announced after reasonable testing of UNSTABLE branch over last weekend.

Existing users of TrueOS can enjoy all updated packages and enhancements by regular means of system update. While, the project also ships a fresh installation media for people who prefer a fresh installation. Beginning from this release, TrueOS won't be providing separate installation media for server and desktop editions. Instead it will provide a unified installer which can serve both purposes.

Some of the notable highlights of TrueOS 2017.04.24 update can be summarized as:
  • There is now a single TrueOS install image. You can still choose to install as either a server or desktop, but both options live in a single install image now. This image is still available as either an .iso or .img file. Additionally, we’ve streamlined the installer
  • TrueOS installation image is now smaller and compact. The developers are looking into making it more small by removing unnecessary Linux libraries and other packages.
  • Qpdfview now preinstalls for pdf viewing.
  • We’ve added a slideshow during the installation with tips and screenshots.
  • Nvidia/graphics driver detection fixes.
  • Boot environment listing fix (FreeBSD boot-loader only)
  • Virtual box issues fixed on most systems. There appears to be a regression in VirtualBox 5.1 with some hardware.
  • New icon themes for Lumina (Preferences -> Appearance -> Theme).
  • We removed the legacy pc-diskmanager.
You can read release announcement in TrueOS blog.

Ubuntu 17.04 is fairly solid, though does not offer anything significant

It has been almost two weeks since release of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. There has been multiple reviews on Ubuntu 17.04 within this short span of time. This was the first release of Ubuntu after announcing the decision to drop the idea of convergence and Unity 8 in favor of other demanding technologies.

Latest of issue of distrowatch weekly dated 24th April 2017, has published a review on Ubuntu 17.04. By exploring different features of this release, the reviewer reaches in a conclusion that, over the years, Ubuntu has become fairly solid. Most of the things works without any issue. Despite of decision to drop Unity, it has become mature and stable enough to act as a productive desktop. However, speaking on Ubuntu 17.04, it is supported for a relatively short period of time, exactly 9 months. Also, it does not offer nothing much significant over previous LTS release, Ubuntu 17.04.

For the most part, not much has changed on Ubuntu's Desktop edition in the past year. Unity 7 has more or less remained the same while work was progressing on the next version of the desktop, Unity 8. However, now that both desktops are being retired in favour of the GNOME desktop, running Ubuntu 17.04 feels a bit strange. This week I was running software that has probably reached the end of its life and this version of Ubuntu will only be supported for nine months. I could probably get the same desktop experience and most of the same hardware support running Ubuntu 16.04 and get security updates through to 2021 in the bargain. In short, I don't think Ubuntu 17.04 offers users anything significant over last year's 16.04 LTS release and it will be retired sooner.
You can read complete review in weekly news letter of distrowatch.

Wine 2.0.1 released with 47 bug fixes

The Wine HQ project has announced release of Wine 2.0.1, a maintenance release in Wine 2.x series. This release includes fixes for 47 bugs reported in base version, ie, wine 2.0 and also some deprecated tools like wineinstall has been removed.

What is Wine?

Wine (formerly, WINE - Wine Is Not Emulator)is a software abstraction layer for running windows binary application on GNU/Linux and unix platforms. Instead of providing an emulated windows base, Wine maps windows system calls to unix system calls on real time and hence provides better performance.

What is new in Wine 2.0.1?

Being a maintenance release in 2.0.x series, Wine 2.0.1 does not bring any new features. But it fixes 47 bugs reported in previous stable release and provides more stability. 

Following are bug fixes present in Wine 2.0.1 release:
  • DirectDraw games (Jojo's Fashion Show 2: Las Cruces demo, The Chosen: Well of Souls) try to lock surface with invalid dwSize
  • Black & White: DXTC to ARGB converter not implemented
  • Open dialog crashes if the desktop folder is at a Unicode path that cannot be represented in the current locale
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted crashes after accepting video settings changes
  • Venom Codename: Outbreak - initial menu screen is black (no menu items)
  • MessageBox does not display last word if string contains '&' (ampersand)
  • iMesh 10 crashes at startup (needs wmvcore.dll.WMCreateReaderPriv)
  • Wine Notepad command line parser eats the first 2 letters when the path starts with / (it should only do this for valid command line options)
  • Property sheet fails to display Page Title
  • Graphical Glitches in Agarest Generations of War
  • Multiple games and applications need msvcr120.dll._except1 (Audacity 2.1.0, Tera Online)
  • New Marvel Heroes 2015 Launcher crashes on unimplemented function dhcpcsvc.dll.DhcpRequestParams
  • MIDI Clock Messages are Corrupted Between Wine and ALSA
  • Nanocad 5.: file open/import dialog does not open
  • ComicRack 0.9.x (.NET 4.5 app) hangs/crashes on startup when executing WMI query
  • UE4 games (Ether One Redux, Into the Stars) crash while loading with "BackBuffer->GetResource() has 3 refs, expected 1" error
  • improper escaping of quotes in command line
  • Civilization II Unhandled page fault on read access
  • Rush for Berlin Gold crashes after the intro videos
  • Odallus The Dark Call crashes while starting if a force feedback enabled controller is plugged in
  • AmiBroker 6.00 fails, when run, with raise_exception Unhandled exception
  • Unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll._except1 (Starcraft 2 main menu, Firefox)
  • Updating group box text causes garbage
  • Zafehouse demo crashes with Call from 0x7b43c14c to unimplemented function ddraw.dll.GetSurfaceFromDC, aborting
  • SC2 unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._except1
  • The Magic School Bus Explores The Solar System needs msvideo.dll16.DRAWDIBPROFILEDISPLAY
  • The Magic School Bus Explores The Solar System crashes on launch; appears to be missing some files
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara needs d3dx11_43.dll.D3DX11CreateShaderResourceViewFromMemory
  • Git for Windows 2.7.0 needs unimplemented function rstrtmgr.dll.RmShutdown
  • winamp needs unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoStopTimer
  • Steam -> RPGMaker 2003 needs unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.BaseFlushAppcompatCache
  • Sega Bug crashes immediately
  • WOLF RPG Editor: Division by zero when winegstreamer is enabled
  • mshtml/tests/dom crashes in xul while running test_doc_elem
  • QQ 2013 needs ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateFile
  • QQ 2013 needs ntoskrnl.exe.KeClearEvent
  • Warpath 21st Century does not have sound
  • Magic: The Gathering Online 4.0 crashes when entering the battle
  • One Note Free Retail installer crashes in xmllite
  • Piriform Speccy 1.3 needs setupapi.dll.CM_Get_Child_Ex
  • DX Library: PlaySoundFile() doesn't play MP3 files with specific extra headers
  • Unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.fesetenv
  • KiriKiri Z based games: main screen doesn't update.
  • GetOpenFileName should expand environment variables in lpstrInitialDir
  • Build for Ubuntu Precise fails because MPG123_IGNORE_INFOFRAME is undeclared
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M detected as GeForce GTX 470
  • Acid Pro Trial 7.0e  fails to install
For more information and download links, see release announcement in Wine HQ website.

ROSA Fresh R9 released; It will be supported for 4 years

The ROSA Linux team has announced release of ROSA Fresh R9, first release of Russian GNU/Linux distribution based on package platform 2016.1. This release is mainly targeting users interested in latest packages and technologies. The ROSA Fresh R9 release will be getting 4 years of technical support.

Currently ROSA Fresh R9 is shipped with KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments. It has also planned to release other community flavors like MATE, LXQt and GNOME in near future.

Some the notable differences between R8 and R9 release can be summarized as:
  • Most of the system libraries, compilers and system/user software were updated to their new/latest versions (glibc, boost, gcc, clang etc)
  • A new additions to the repos were made such as ldc (the D language compiler), meson (an open source powerful build system) and many others.
  • Added the glibc patch drastically boosting the loading speed of the dynamic shared objects (DSO)
  • The Provides QML-generator was added into RPM
  • Some installation issues and Live mode booting issues were fixed (for some systems)
  • Kernel version is 4.9.20 LTS which permits the R9 installation on the latest Intel Skylake machines
  • Some serious issues affecting the hibernation mode for kernel 4.9 on 32-bit systems were fixed
  • Mesa version 17.0.3 with OpenGL support up to version 4.5 and improved performance for video games running on the free video drivers. The support for the new API Vulkan is also included.
  • The proprietary NVidia drivers now use external GLVND libraries which helps the debug process and to avoid some graphical software issues.
  • The proprietary AMD driver AMDGPU PRO was added into ROSA 64-bit repositories (experimental feature)
  • The support for the proprietary driver fglrx was dropped.
  • The input devices in X11 now use libinput
  • The Firefox 32-bit version crash issue on YouTube and some other sites was fixed.
  • The RPM repositories were reorganized, some popular packages were added to the Main repo (darktable, rawtherapee, krita, synfigstudio, LMMS, ardour, librecad, geany, boomaga, sigil, qbittorrent, deluge, smplayer, remmina etc) which means the improved QA quality for those packages from now on during the versions upgrade.
  • Added OpenCL for FFmpeg
You can also read release announcement and release notes published by ROSA Linux team.

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deepin 15.4 released with fresh look and improved user interactions

The Chinese initiative Deepin Technology Community (DTC.) has announced release of deepin 15.4, latest stable release of Debian based, GNU/Linux distribution providing modern, usable and elegant user experience with it's own in house developed desktop environment called deepin.

deepin 15.4 is shipped with a brand new look and feel. The control center and desktop has been revamped to provide better experience to users. The control center has adopted new blur and transparent style. Also new interactions has been introduced for hot corner and window manager. This release also comes with a selected set of beautiful wallpapers.

Redesign Control Center in deepin ( Courtesy : deepin blog)
deepin 15.4 ships latest stable Linux kernel available till date which makes sure that, the operating system can handle recent changes in hardware components. This release also supports Traditional Chinese and Amharic languages.

Some of the notable improvements and highlights in 15.4 can be summarized as follows:
  • Update system installer with full screen support. It provides a fuzzy background, facilitate auto detection of location and time and also provide QR code scan feature for providing feedback.
  • Ships Linux Kernel 4.9.8 which has more drivers for modern hardware components. It provides better stability and reliability
  • Better font rendering which resolves popup hints.
  • Enables ability to set different backgrounds in each works
  • Provides better gesture support.
  • Optimized hot corner experience and better interaction design
  • A new collection of beautiful wallpapers.
For a complete list of changes, see release announcement in deepin blog.

Budgie Desktop 10.3.x released; Fixes long standing issues and introduces essential features

Mr Joshua Strobl, communication manager at Solus project, has announced release of Budgie Desktop 10.3.x (10.3.0 and a minor incremental release 10.3.1), latest stable update of independently developed desktop environment that is closely integrated integrated with GNOME stacks. This release fixes numerous outstanding issues and introduces essential features requested by the community.

budgie 10.3 comes with long awaited Alt + Tab window switching feature
Budgie 10.3 is expected to be the final release in 10.x series and will be rolling for a relatively longer period. Meanwhile, budgie development team lead by Ikey Doherty, will be working on budgie 11, next generation of budgie desktop. Budgie 11 will be completely rewritten from scratch and it will be making use of C++ and Qt to provide optimal performance and experience.

Some of the key improvements and highlights in budgie desktop 10.3 includes:
  • A new Alt + Tab window switching feature. This was a long awaited feature in budgie desktop and it was developed by offering a prize.
  • Budgie 10.3 provides more option for customization. You can customize clock applet. Also, raven - the control cum notification center - includes a new option to switch window controls to either left or right.
  • The long pending issue of animation flick with budgie menu has been fixed in this release.
  • budgie 10.3 includes integration with recent release of gnome stack, ie, gnome 3.22+
  • Art work download is supported with MprisClient and it addresses a bug which was more visible with Spotify.
  • Resolved the inability to pin GNOME Twitch via the Icon Tasklist
  • Resolved incorrect vertical alignment of the Clock Applet
  • Now ensure tray icons are evenly spaced, as a result of syncing our natray with upstream gnome-panel.
  • Improvements have been made to the Places applet
For further details and previews, see release announcement published in budgie desktop website.

Getting budgie desktop 10.3

If you are curious to get hands on budgie desktop 10.3, you can follow any of the following methods.

Solus 2017.04.18.0 snapshot released; Introduces GNOME flavor for the first time

The Solus project has announced release of Solus 2017.04.18.0, latest stable snapshot of independently developed rolling GNU/Linux distribution. This release introduces a new flavor of operating system featuring a lightly tweaked version of GNOME shell. The snapshot includes various changes ranging from minute under the hood changes to user experience level improvements to provide best operating system to desktop users.

The oldest flavor of Solus, Solus with flagship budgie desktop ships budgie desktop 10.3.1, latest and possibly final release in budgie 10.x series. It comes with several usability improvements, bug fixes and new features. Some of the notable highlights of budgie desktop 10.3.1 includes alt-tab window switching feature, a long awaited feature in budgie desktop was developed by offering a monetary reward, ability to customize system clock on budgie panel, option to switch window control positions on raven panel, fixes for Gtk 3.22 and later, support for downloading of artwork for our MprisClient and adding code to prevent such artwork from being loaded twice and other numerous improvements.

Solus GNOME Edition
The Solus MATE edition is coming with latest MATE Desktop 1.18 and an update version of Brisk Menu developed by Solus in collaboration with other mate communities. Updated whisker menu supports better theme integration, newly introduced context menu, and customizable roll over behavior. This release also fixes several issues related to keyboard layout.

The Solus GNOME edition, a new flavor introduced by Solus project tries to ship almost a version of GNOME shell with minor amount of customization to ensure that users get the best GNOME experience. Solus GNOME edition is coming with GNOME 3.24, with Arc theme and gnome shell extensions like dash to dock, impatience (faster animations), top icons and chrome-gnome-shell extension.

Other common updates and improvements across all Solus editions includes
  • This snapshot is the first to deliver bulletproof boot management out-of-the-box, leveraging clr-boot-manager to enable the maintenance and garbage collection of kernels, as well as configuration of the bootloader (across GRUB2 for Legacy Boot and goofiboot for UEFI boot).
  • Our GNOME Stack has been upgraded to the 3.24 series.
  • Many improvements have been made to our graphics stack and enablement of the Linux kernel for this snapshot, as well as shipping the latest Mesa, 17.0.4.
  • This snapshot features Linux Driver Management, which is a modern, open source solution developed by us to enable NVIDIA Optimus support and paves the way towards supporting dynamic, switchable graphics across all hardware vendors in the future.
  • This snapshot delivers upgraded multimedia libraries and a new Pulseaudio
For a complete list of changes, features and previews see original release announcement in Solus project blog.

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Ultimate Edition 5.4 released based on Ubuntu 17.04; Budgie is also included

Mr TheeMahn, developer of Ultimate Edition has announced release of Ultimate Edition 5.4, latest stable build of Ubuntu 17.04 based GNU/Linux distribution which offers a variety of applications and well customized look & feel. Considering the popular demand from users, this release also includes Budgie Desktop - an emerging desktop environment based on GNOME stacks. Budgie is not set as default desktop, but users can select it while logging into the system.

Ultimate Edition 5.4 is build using packages from recently released Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, and the Tmosb (TheehMan's Operating System Builder), a custom tool developed by Tmosb, which can create more than 3000 varieties of operating system from Ubuntu packages. Being a regular release based distribution, Ultimate Edition 5.4 won't be a long term supported release.

Courtesy : Ultimate Edition blog
Ultimate Edition 5.4 is expected to be more like a testing release, and in near future, another 5.5 version will be released based on Ubuntu 17.04 itself.
What is Ultimate Edition 5.4?  Ultimate Edition 5.4 was built from the Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus tree using a combination of Tmosb (TheeMahn’s Operating System Builder) & work by hand.  Tmosb is also included in this release (1.9.8), allowing you to do the same. It has the capabilities to build over 3000 Operating Systems.  This release ISNOT a Long Term Supported (LTS) release.

Currently I have only built the tip of the iceburg, I have began and finished building Ultimate Edition 5.4 & can build 5.5 based on Zesty (17.04).  Our beta besters asked for inclusion of Bungie & I have made it so.  I try and listen to my people.  This release has “Budgie” desktop, however not set as default.
For more details, screenshots, screen casts and download links, checkout release announcement in Ultimate Edition blog.

elementaryOS ships an urgent fix for AppCentre crash

The elementaryOS team has shipped an urgent fix for a critical bug that causes AppCentre crash. The issue was preventing updates in AppCentre from showing contents. Since the issue had reported, elementaryOS team was working closely to find the origin of issue and they have succeeded in their attempt.

It was figured out that, actual issue was rooting down to PackageKit, under the hood service of AppCenter for retrieving list of software packages and available updates. There was some deprecated piece of code named get-distro-upgrades in PackageKit maintained in elementary repositories. Though this code was patched, there were some hidden references to it and it was triggered following the release of base project, ie, Ubuntu 17.04. It was getting hanged while fetching update information and was preventing proper functioning of AppCenter. After figuring out this issue, elementary team has created a patch to resolve the issue and it is shipped as an update.

File Picture : elementaryOS AppCentre
Usually, elementaryOS team encourages updating software through AppCentre. But, this time there is no way other than falling back to command prompt as AppCentre updates are not working. elementaryOS users can get the fix using the sudo apt update & sudo apt upgrade commands.
You may have experienced a recent issue that caused updates in AppCenter to stop showing completely. You’ll be happy to know that we’ve been hunting down this issue with laser focus and have now issued a fix.

If you’re curious about what happened and what this fix is, read on! AppCenter uses a software library called PackageKit to do most of the important bits of fetching and installing software. The particular version of packagekit in our repos happened to have a patch designed to remove an unused function called get-distro-upgrades.  
You can find original announcement regarding bug fix on elementaryOS blog.

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 released with latest GNOME 3.24

The Ubuntu GNOME team has announced release of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Zesty Zapus, latest stable release of Ubuntu based official community GNU/Linux distribution featuring GNOME Desktop environment. For the first time in history, Ubuntu GNOME is shipping latest release of GNOME Desktop available till date.

The future of Ubuntu GNOME as a separate distributions was in a dilemma, after the announcement made by Mark Shuttleworth. Mr Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical, the team behind Ubuntu had announced the decision to stop investing on the idea of convergence and Unity shell. He also declared that, beginning from 18.04 LTS Ubuntu will be shipping GNOME as default desktop environment. This decision questions the need of Ubuntu GNOME as a separate distributions.
Due to change in Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu GNOME team has decided to merge their resources and efforts with Ubuntu team to make a reliable desktop operating system. Which means, Ubuntu GNOME will be shutting down as a separate distribution.

Some of the key highlights of Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Zesty Zapus can be summarized as follows:
  • Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 proudly features GNOME 3.24.
  • GNOME 3.24 introduces Night Light which can automatically reduce the blue light emitted by your computer screen at sunset or whenever you choose.
  • The Calendar app now has a Week view.
  • For stability, the Evolution stack is still at its GNOME 3.22 versions.
  • A few apps are still at their GNOME 3.20 versions: the Files app nautilus and the Terminal app
  • The Software app has been updated to 3.22 and now supports GNOME Shell extensions and Flatpak.
  • Flatpak 0.8 is now installed by default. Ubuntu Snap (snapd) is still installed. Both Flatpak and Ubuntu Snap are alternative app installation frameworks.
  • The chrome-gnome-shell system helper is installed by default.
  • The tracker search indexing engine is now sandboxed.
  • Several apps are no longer installed for new installs, but will not be automatically removed from existing installs: brasero (a CD burning app), evolution (email suite), seahorse (GPG and SSH key management app), xdiagnose (display troubleshooting app). These apps are still available for install in the Software app.
  • gnome-icon-theme is no longer installed for new installs. The default icons have been provided by the Adwaita icon theme instead for the past 2 years. This might cause issues for some older apps that still try to use old stock icon names. If this affects an app you use, please file a bug and install gnome-icon-theme as a workaround.
  • gconf is no longer installed by default since it has long been superseded by gsettings. Note that statistics and preferences for the aisleriot card games will be reset when upgrading to 17.04.
  • The brand new GNOME Recipes app is available for install but is not installed by default.
  • GNOME Games (gnome-games-app) is also available for install.
For more information see release announcement and release notes published by Ubuntu GNOME team.

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Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 released; First release as a member of Ubuntu family

The Ubuntu Budgie team has proudly announced release of Ubuntu Budgie 17.04, first stable release of Ubuntu Budgie as an official community flavor of Ubuntu. This release comes with some cool features, bug fixes and optimization to provide the best experience to all level of users.

Ubuntu Budgie - an Ubuntu based distribution featuring elegant Budgie Desktop developed by Ikey Doherty and other community contributors, as accepted an official member of Ubuntu family back in November 2016. This achievement was result of hard work and effort put by the team lead by David Muhammed and other community members. The project has closely followed the Ubuntu release structure and time lines beginning from Ubuntu 16.10 and was able to deliver Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 as first release as a member of Ubuntu family.

(Adopted from official release announcement)
One of the key highlight of Ubuntu Budgie is Budgie Welcome App, which provides a brief introduction of operating system to the users and provides single click options for various tasks like system update, driver installation, desktop restoration, switching look & feel and even installing popular browsers like Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi, Firefox ..etc.

Budgie Welcome App also facilitate enabling of backport repository which will help the users to enjoy latest releases of Budgie Desktop and other budgie related packages maintained by Ubuntu Budgie team.

Ubuntu Budgie does a decent amount of customizations on top Budgie Desktop to make it more usable and appealing to the end users. In addition to the regular Budgie Desktop components, it also ships extra applets and even Plank docker to provide a visually appealing and productive desktop environment.

Some of the key highlights of Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 can be summarized as:
  • Budgie Desktop 10.2.9 - Latest release of budgie desktop till release of this distribution. Users with backport repository can update to Budgie Desktop 10.3 as soon as it is available.
  • Update Budgie Welcome App which comes with new feature like browser ballot, Numix theme switch, backport enablement ..etc.
  • Application indicator support
  • Sound control applet
  • Place applet to navigate to different locations
  • drag and drop reordering of icon task list applications
  • Plank now defaults to predefined set of applications
  • Qt apps are closely integrated with Gtk themes
  • Applications from GNOME 3.24 release
  • GNOME Terminal is replaced with Terminix
  • Chromium is used as default browser instead of Google Chrome
  • LibreOffice base is removed from ISO
For more information, see release announcement and release notes published in Ubuntu Budgie blog.

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Ubuntu 17.04 released with support for widest range of container capabilities

Indicating the future orientation of Ubuntu, Canonical has announced release of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus with support for a widest range of container capabilities including Kuburnetes, Docker, LXD and Snaps. This release announcement is also applicable for other variations such as cloud and server platforms and official community flavors of Ubuntu, featuring different desktop environments.

Presently, Ubuntu is world's widely deployed GNU/Linux operating system and it is one of the leading platform for cloud and IoT technologies. In addition to this, Canonical was also working on convergence technology, ie, the idea of providing a unified interface across different platforms. Last week, Canonical Founder cum CEO declared their decision to stop investing on convergence as it is not well accepted and appreciated by the community and market. He also added that, the firm will be focusing more on cloud and IoT technologies where Ubuntu has already acquired a reasonable position. Ubuntu 17.04 is expected to be a first step indicating future direction of Canonical and it is released with support for the widest range of containers available so far.

Some of the notable highlights of Ubuntu 17.04 can be summarized as follows:
  • 32-bit powerpc support is dropped as there is no much users interested in this port
  • The default DNS resolver is now systemd-resolved
  • For fresh installations, swap file will be used instead of swap partition. This will ease the installation as we don't have to create a separate partition for swap.
  • Linux Kernel 4.10 with support for recent hardware innovations
  • Driverless printer support. A wide range of printers are supported without installing additional drivers.
  • LibreOffice has been updated to version 5.3
  • Unity 8 - the never completed convergence project - is available as an alternative desktop
  • gconf editor is not included by default as gsettings support is deprecated
For more information on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus , see release notes and article in Ubuntu Insights.

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