Artful Aardvark 17.10 Alpha 2 Availability
dustin at bashfulrobot.com
Fri Jul 28 02:43:09 UTC 2017
"If I had as many friends as that ant, I'd run for governor."
- Aardvark from The Ant and the Aardvark
The second alpha of the Artful Aardvark (to become 17.10) has now been
This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu
Budgie and Ubuntu Kylin.
Pre-releases of the Artful Aardvark are *not* encouraged for anyone needing
a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional,
even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavour
developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing
bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Alpha 2 includes some software updates that are ready for wider testing,
however, it is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
While these Alpha 2 images have been tested and do work, except as noted in
the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Artful
Aardvark. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system
installation bugs identified in the Alpha 2 installer should be verified
against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using
an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes
your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 17.10 the
best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before
Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a
very lightweight distribution.
The Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
Also in this milestone is Lubuntu Next, an experimental flavour of Ubuntu
based on LXQt and focused on providing a modern, lightweight, Qt-based
The Lubuntu Next 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Lubuntu Next 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
Kubuntu is the KDE-based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the KDE Plasma desktop
and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.
The Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
Ubuntu MATE is the MATE Desktop based flavour of Ubuntu. It is ideal for
those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional
The Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
Ubuntu Budgie is the Budgie Desktop based flavour of Ubuntu. Combines the
simplicity and elegance of the Budgie interface to produce a traditional
desktop orientated distro with a modern paradigm.
The Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.
The Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
More information about Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:
If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop the
Artful Aardvark, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce
list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying
announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases
and other exciting events.
A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull
together this Alpha release!
On behalf of Ubuntu Release Team,
Simon Quigley & Dustin Krysak
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