Thursday, 13 October 2016



Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been finally released on October 13. Ubuntu team has promised that the new Ubuntu iso is going to be larger from 1.4 GB to 1.5 GB. Apart from that, new Ubuntu brings some very interesting changes in terms of Unity, major apps updates and much more. After six months of preparation, Ubuntu 16.10 made it's way and these are some of the main features that are shipped with it.

Author: Amar Tufo
October. 13, 2016

1. New default wallpaper


Fotocredit: OMG! Ubuntu.co.uk

2. New Linux Kernel 4.8 

Ubuntu 16.10 comes up with new Linux Kernel 4.8 which brings numerous changes and improvements to system stability, performance, power efficiency, and file system handling. Some top features of Linux Kernel 4.8 are as follows:

Support for overclocking AMD graphic cards
- Initial nVIDIA Pascal support in Nouveau driver
- Raspberry Pi3 SoC support
- ACPI Low-Power Idle support
- Support for the Microsoft Surface 3 touch screen
- Wider range of audio device, USB and webcam drivers

3.  Unity desktop update 7.5 - Unity 8

Ubuntu 16.10 has been officially released with Unity 7.5 but Ubuntu team also shipped it with Unity 8 for preview. Unity 8 will work but you can't experience it's full power jet due to fact it's just preview. Stick to the Unity7.5 until Unity 8 get's it's full power.

4. Libre Office 5.2.2


New Libre Office 5.2 is being shipped with Ubuntu 16.10. Probably on of the most powerful and best alternative to Microsoft Office has received a set's of new features and some of them are:

New drawing tools
In Libre Writer a Print to File has been added in the list of available printers
Better Google Drive storage authentication handling
Changes is Calc such as removing border from selected cells, you can also chose to remove border from adjacent cells as well
Animation improvement in Impress - sidebar now includes basic description of each effects that is applied to new slide

Full list of changes in new Libre Office 5.2 can be found on the following link:

5. GNOME Software 



GNOME Software has also received a few major tweaks in performance and now runs fast as space rocket. 

7. Nautilus 3.20 


Ubuntu 16.10 comes up with new Nautilus from 3.14 now to version 3.20. Nautilus is one very powerful system file manager since it allows Ubuntu users to gain access to some of the most well secured part of Ubuntu. You get the point!

At the end - are you ready for upgrade?

Ubuntu 16.10 is now here but don't get to rush since it's not required that you have to upgrade right now. If you're using Ubuntu 16.04 than don't worry, you have time to decide weather to upgrade or not. But if you're using Ubuntu 15.04 and plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 than I highly recommend you that you perform a clean install of Ubuntu 16.10. Decision is all your's, but if you make an upgrade share your experience in the comments bellow.

You can download the new Ubuntu 16.10 ISO  here:



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