Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)
Mark Shuttleworth announced on 21 April 2016 that Ubuntu 16.10 would be called Yakkety Yak. It was released on 13 October 2016.

This release features a maintenance version of Unity 7, but offers Unity 8 packages included in the ISO, so that users can test them. Other improvements include a new version of Ubuntu Software that supports faster loading, better support for installing command-line-only non-GUI applications, support for installing fonts and multimedia codecs and introduction of paid applications. It is based on Linux kernel version 4.8.

This version of Ubuntu introduced only minor incremental changes. These included LibreOffice 5.2, GTK3 version by default, the Update Manager shows changelog entries for PPAs as well as repository software, GNOME applications updated to version 3.20, with some using version 3.22. Also systemd now handles user sessions as well as the previously implemented system sessions.

Joey Sneddon of OMG Ubuntu said, “Ubuntu 16.10 is not a big update over Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released back in April. If you were hoping it’d be a compelling or must-have upgrade you’ll be sadly disappointed.” He did find some improvements, “The Ubuntu Software app is also significantly faster in use. This solves a real pet peeve of mine on the incumbent LTS desktop. Thankfully, Yakkety makes it quicker to find, browser, search and install applications,” but concluded, “Ubuntu 16.10 is not a must-have upgrade—not for most people.”

Marius Nestor of Softpedia noted, “Ubuntu 16.10 is not an exciting release for fans of the open source operating system. Probably the most important feature of Yakkety Yak is Linux kernel 4.8, which brings support for the latest hardware, but other than that, you’ll get some updated components that are mostly based on the old GNOME 3.20 Stack.”

Linux Kernel 4.8. Ubuntu 16.10 ships with Linux Kernel 4.8 out of the box
Nautilus 3.20
Extra job for Systemd
Changes to GPG
GNOME 3.20
Unity 8 Developer Preview

Updated Apps
LibreOffice 5.2.2
Mozilla Firefox 49
Shotwell 0.22
GNOME Terminal 3.20
Thunderbird 45
Ubuntu Software 3.20
Rhythmbox 3.4.1

System Requirements
700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
512 MiB RAM (system memory)
5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
VGA capable of 1024×768 screen resolution.
Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media.

64 Bit ISO
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso (Desktop)
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-server-amd64.iso  (Server)

64 Bit Torrent
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent (Desktop)
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-server-amd64.iso.torrent  (Server)

32 Bit ISO
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-desktop-i386.iso (Desktop)
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-server-i386.iso  (Server)

32 Bit Torrent
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent (Desktop)
releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/ubuntu-16.10-server-i386.iso.torrent  (Server)

Ubuntu 16.10 Installation
Installation Ubuntu 16.10


Select Install Ubuntu


Preparing to Install


Installation Type


Write Changes to Disk


Select Time Zone


Select Keyboard Layout


Creating Username & Password


Installation Process


Installation is Completed



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