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Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus released
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-04-17 21:18:40

Sorry for the delay on this one - it's been a... Busy weekend for me personally, so I'm only just now catching up with most of the news from the past few days.

Codenamed "Zesty Zapus", Ubuntu 17.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.10-based kernel, and much more.

Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.

This is possibly the last release to feature Unity, which makes it oddly notable. Interesting, too, how that lines up with the Z name.

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RE[3]: What will be the next name?
By Alfman on 2017-04-19 14:29:40

> The next release with be the Albino Albatross! ;)

To be perfectly honest, I don't like named releases. They doesn't serve a useful purpose, it's harder to follow and I personally don't find it amusing. I have no idea if I'm in the minority on this, but just call it "Ubuntu" and version number. The name identifies the software, the version increments, everything is good in my simple mind.

I guess there's resistance in marketing against versions that go past 10:

Now that it reached 10, Mac OS has ceased to increment past X.

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RE[4]: What will be the next name?
By JLF65 on 2017-04-19 16:40:54
You got that right - named releases are a pain, especially when trying to determine is an update is available for your release. I NEVER remember what the release I'm running is named, but I know the number - it's 16.04LTS. I always update on the LTS release. What 16.04 is CALLED I haven't the slightest. So when someone posts that a massive new update for "whatever" is available for Yakkety Yak, I haven't any idea which version they're talking about until I google it... again... for the tenth time. :/
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