Ubuntu 16.10 Released

Oct 19, 2016

New “Yakkety Yak” edition emphasizes cloud and servers

Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has released the latest version of their open source operating system, Ubuntu 16.10.

According to Canonical, Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” comes with “hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, and the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers.” Also included in the latest release are “Kubernetes for process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.”

Ubuntu 16.10 includes Juju 2.0 for managing hybrid cloud operations and features MaaS (Metal as a Service) 2.0, which allows a physical data center to “feel like a cloud,” with on-demand availability of machines with custom images.

On the consumer front, Ubuntu 16.10 gives a preview of Unity 8 that is geared toward mobile devices and offers device convergence. Canonical said in a press release that the Unity 8 developer preview includes apps that scale from phone to desktop and from mouse to touchscreen, setting a precedent for the next wave of Linux devices.

Ubuntu 16.10 is available for free download.

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