The first Ubuntu 16.10 alpha will only come to Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and Lubuntu

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

Today, June 30, we will be able to download the first versions of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, but not the standard version, but two of its official flavors. To be more exact, the first Alpha versions of Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin, all of them as part of the release Yakkety Yak which is scheduled for four months from now, for October. The rest of flavors, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubungu GNOME or Ubuntu Studio, have decided to release only the final betas.

Simon Quigley asked if, in addition to Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE, there were other flavors interested in releasing the first Yakkety Yak Alpha and the first to respond was Martin Wimpress, the Ubuntu MATE project leader, saying that they plan to release Alpha 1, Alpha 2, Beta 1 and final beta versions. . As you said before the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release, some flavors need to release more trial versions because many of the important changes only focus on the standard version of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.10 is coming in mid-October

On the other hand, the team in charge of Ubuntu Kylin it also said it would release the Alpha 1 version of its operating system. Ubuntu GNOME developers say they are not sure if the first version they will release will be Alpha 2 or Beta 1 because they are waiting for GTK 3.20 and some GNOME 3.20 components to arrive in the Ubuntu 16.10 repositories.

Ubuntu 16.10, scheduled for release on October 20, will use the Linux kernel 4.8 and it will have Unity 8 installed by default, although it will not be configured to enter it by default, that is, we can choose if we want to enter Unity 8 from the login options. Although the time I tried it I got good impressions, I also have to admit that they were right not to include it in Ubuntu 16.04, since in April there was not much prepared. Let's hope that in October everything works much better.

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