1Canonical Enhances Its Ubuntu Linux OS With ‘Zesty Zapus’ Release
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system, is set to issue the Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” release on April 13. This release follows the Ubuntu 16.10 milestone that debuted in October 2016. On the desktop side, Ubuntu 17.04 once again uses the Unity 7 desktop as the default, with a technical preview for the Unity 8 desktop available as an option for users to try. The inclusion of the Unity 8 desktop preview is somewhat bittersweet, as Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has publicly ended his firm’s involvement in further developing Unity, instead opting to migrate to the GNOME desktop by April 2018. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Ubuntu 17.04 Linux release.
2Zesty Zapus Supported Until January 2018
3Unity 7 Is the Default Desktop
4With Unity 8, Ubuntu Previews a Dead End Desktop
5Ubuntu Expands Printer Support
6LibreOffice Updated to Version 5.3
7Firefox 52 Is Zesty Zapus’ Default Browser
8OpenStack Ocata Is Integrated for the Cloud
9Ubuntu 17.04 Is Powered by a Linux 4.10 Kernel
At the heart of Ubuntu 17.04 is a Linux 4.10 kernel, which Linux creator Linus Torvalds released on Feb. 19.