Ubuntu 17.04 Release Date Details
This is the good news for Ubuntu user.Ubuntu presently release Ubuntu 17.04 final will be generally obtainable on April 13, 2017. Ubuntu also Make sure to save the date. While Ubuntu project usually sticks to its dates, these dates can fluctuate as they depend on the more factors like mirror syncing, printing of release notes, server configuration, etc.
Now we discuss about complete release schedule list of Ubuntu 17.04:
1.Alpha 1 – 29 December (for flavors)
2.Alpha 2 – 26 January (for flavors)
3.Feature Freeze — 16 February
4.Beta 1 – 23 February (for flavors)
5.UI Freeze — 9 March
6.Final Beta – 23 March
7.Kernel Freeze — 30 March
8.Release Candidate — 9 April
9.Stable Release – 13 April
Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus will be the fourth concurrently supported release when it’ll arrive in April. The other supported versions will be Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS and 16.10. This short term release will be also supported to the 9 months, i.e., until January 2018.
New features in Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 17.04 will be presently released with the latest Linux kernel series 4.8. This Linux kernel also to be ships with Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak.
This previous release also to be arrived with Unity 8 Preview.This Canonical also has been work on Unity 8 for many years, and Ubuntu 17.04 will be showcase its greater capabilities. At a Q&A session at Ubuntu Online Summit held earlier this year, Richard Collins, Product Manger at Canonical, said that Canonical is heavily focused on sharing a more evolved Unity 8 experience with Ubuntu 17.04. In the past, Canonical has also hinted that it’s going to get “a usable all-snaps based Unity 8 image by 17.04.” Also, in Ubuntu 17.04, Canonical’s Snaps will surely be more noticeable.
Ubuntu 17.04 download
This Canonical also has been started releasing the Ubuntu 17.04 Daily Builds. While it’s not recommended that you install these builds on your primary machine, you can use it on a test system or virtual machine. You can find the download links on the release notes page.
How to upgrade from Ubuntu 16.10 to 17.04?
For upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04 on a desktop system, you simply need to open the “Software & Updates” Setting in System Settings and select the “Updates” tab. Now “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” menu to “For any new version”. Now press Alt+F2 and type this in command box: update-manager -d
It should open the Update Manager and tell you that development builds of 17.04 are available. Now click on “Upgrade” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Do you wish to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus once it’s release? What are the new features that you’re expecting? Share your views in the comments.