Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus"

On 17 October 2016, Mark Shuttleworth announced that the codename of Ubuntu 17.04, released on 13 April 2017, would be Zesty Zapus. This release dropped support for the 32-bit PowerPC architecture, following the same move by the upstream Debian project. Other changes include the default DNS resolver now being systemd-resolved, Linux kernel 4.10, and support for printers, which allow printing without printer-specific drivers. Joey Sneddon of OMG Ubuntu said of this release, "this is no normal release of Ubuntu. It's potentially the last version of the distribution that will come with the Unity 7 desktop by default. That's not a certainty, of course, but we know that Ubuntu will switch to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS next year. It's reasonable to expect developers to want to kick a few tyres on that switch ahead of time, in the next interim release. A bittersweet release then, Ubuntu 17.04 sees the distro reach the end of the alphabet in codenames, and the end of an era in everything else. Sadly there's not an awful lot to say. Unity is, by and large, the same as it is in the 16.04 LTS ... Ubuntu 17.04 is an iterative update with modest appeal. While there is little compelling reason for anyone running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to upgrade (especially for those who opt receive the newer hardware enablement stack) it's not an irrelevant release. Ubuntu 16.10 users will want to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 for the general around improvements, access to newer apps, and because the truncated support period of these short term releases necessitates it." Maruis Nestor of Softpedia called it, "a powerful release, both inside and outside" and noted, "the default desktop environment remains Unity 7, so your beloved Ubuntu desktop environment is not going anyway at the moment. It will also be available in the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release, whose development will start next month. After that, starting with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the GNOME desktop will be used by default." Official announcement Download Ubuntu
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6.10 Edgy Eft 2006-10-28 00:00:00
7.04 Feisty Fawn 2007-04-19 00:00:00
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon 2007-10-18 00:00:00
8.04 Hardy Heron 2008-04-24 00:00:00
8.10 Intrepid Ibex 2008-10-30 00:00:00
9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 2009-04-23 00:00:00
9.10 Karmic Koala 2009-10-29 00:00:00
10.04 Lucid Lynx 2010-04-29 00:00:00
10.10 Maverick Meerkat 2010-10-10 10:10:00
11.04 Natty Narwhal 2011-04-28 00:00:00
11.10 Oneiric Ocelot 2011-10-13 00:00:00
12.04 Precise Pangolin 2012-04-26 00:00:00
12.10 Quantal Quetzal 2012-10-18 00:00:00
13.04 Raring Ringtail 2013-04-25 00:00:00
13.10 Saucy Salamander 2013-10-17 00:00:00
14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr 2014-04-17 00:00:00
14.10 Utopic Unicorn 2014-10-23 00:00:00
15.04 Vivid Vervet 2015-04-23 00:00:00
15.10 Wily Werewolf 2015-10-22 00:00:00
16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus 2016-04-21 00:00:00
16.10 Yakkety Yak 2016-10-13 00:00:00
17.04 Zesty Zapus 2017-04-13 00:00:00
17.10 Artful Aardvark 2017-10-19 00:00:00
18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver 2018-04-26 00:00:00
18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish 2018-10-18 00:00:00
19.04 Disco Dingo 2019-04-18 00:00:00
19.10 Eoan Ermine 2019-10-17 00:00:00
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20.10 Groovy Gorilla 2020-10-22 00:00:00
21.04 Hirsute Hippo 2021-04-22 00:00:00
21.10 Impish Indri 2021-10-14 00:00:00
22.04 Jammy Jellyfish 2022-04-21 00:00:00
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