Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
Shuttleworth announced on 21 October 2015 that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS would be called Xenial Xerus.It was released on 21 April 2016.
The default desktop environment continues to be Unity 7, with an option for Unity 8. In May 2015, Shuttleworth indicated that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS would include Unity 8 and Mir, but that users have a choice of that or Unity 7 and X.org. He said, “Unity 8 will be an option for 16.04 and we’ll let the community decide the default for 16.04.” The release adds support for Ceph and ZFS filesystems, the LXD hypervisor (using seccomp) for OpenStack, and Snappy packages will be supported. It will use systemd instead of Upstart as its init system. This release will replace the Ubuntu Software Centre with GNOME Software and eliminate Empathy and Brasero from the ISO file. Reviewer Jack Wallen said, “The truth of the matter is, the Ubuntu Software Center has been a horrible tool for a very long time. Making this move will greatly improve the Ubuntu experience for every user.”
This release has online dash search results disabled by default in Unity 7. “None of your search terms will leave your computer”, stated Ubuntu desktop manager Will Cooke. Reviewer Jack Wallen said about this, “I’ve never considered the inclusion of online search results to be spyware. In fact, I have always considered the online results to be an efficient means of searching for products through Amazon. That being said, with the release of 16.04, this feature is disabled.”
16.04.1 – released on 21 July 2016.
16.04.2 – released on 17 February 2017
5 New Community Wallpapers
New-look Ubuntu MATE Welcome utility
Ubuntu MATE Settings updated to 16.04.x
MATE Tweak updated to v3.5.3
New recommended apps, including Redshift and Variety wallpaper slideshow
1 GHz processor (for example Intel Celeron) or better.
1.5 GB RAM (system memory).
7 GB of free hard drive space for installation.
64 Bit ISO
64 Bit Torrent
32 Bit ISO
32 Bit Torrent
Ubuntu 16.04 Installation
Installation Ubuntu 16.04
Select Install Ubuntu
Preparing to Install
Write Changes to Disk
Select Time Zone
Select Keyboard Layout
Creating Username & Password
Installation is Completed
Ubuntu 16.04 Login Screen