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Article from Issue 194/2017

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop and Ubuntu Mate 16.10 Desktop


Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop 32-bit Live

Ubuntu features the Unity desktop with a Dash and favorites along the edge of the desktop. Version 16.10, Yakkety Yak, comes with nine months of security and maintenance updates, LibreOffice 5.2 – the GTK3 version, and Nautilus file browser 3.20. Systemd is now used for user sessions as well as system sessions. Other highlights:

  • Linux kernel 4.8
  • Changelog entries for PPAs
  • Gnome apps v3.20 or later
  • Snap packages

Ubuntu Mate 16.10 Desktop 64-bit Live

The Mate desktop is a stable, traditional desktop forked from the Gnome 2 codebase. Mate's modest hardware requirements make it suitable for modern workstations, single-board computers, and older hardware. As the community says, "Ubuntu Mate makes modern computers fast and old computers usable." Mate is the first major distribution to ship a full GTK3+ implementation of the upgraded Mate Desktop 1.16.0. In addition to many bugfixes, this version of Yakkety Yak brings updated Mate themes and translations.




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