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Ubuntu’s latest Distribution Ubuntu 17.04 is named as “Zesty Zapus”

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Linux latest package Ubuntu 17.04 called as “Zesty Zapus“, it is the latest release of Ubuntu OS after succeeding Ubuntu 16.4 code-named “Xenial Xerus“, Zesty Zapus coming with lots of new features, upgrades, Bug fixes and more tools upgrade in this feature.

Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop
(image credits: omgubuntu)

Zesty means “great enthusiasm and energy” while Zapus is the North-American Mouse genus, this genus is the only mammal on earth having 18 teeth’s in total.

Ubuntu is focusing very deeply on the cloud and edge operations. It helps to get all tasks faster, efficient, cleaner and more reliable than any other platform.

New Features in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)


Updated Kernel

Ubuntu added Ubuntu 17.04 Alpha 2 which rolls out with Budgie 10.2.9 desktop environment, Terminix among all other apps and app indicator as well. Zesty Zapus is featuring the latest kernel of Linux 4.10 with powerful performance.


Unity 8

This feature will bring the touch experience to the Linux workstations with Ubuntu’s Mir Display server as the next goal to bring reliable convergence to Linux Ubuntu Distributions.


No more 32-Bit Support

This is upsetting news for Linux 32-bit users, Debian and Ubuntu developer wrote on his blog about.
“that the PowerPC architecture would be dropped from the upcoming Debian release” and that “the PowerPC port should not be included in the Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty) release”.


Driverless Printing

Ubuntu is delivering brand new feature- new printing system recently came in picture in the GNU/Linux Distribution, it will able to print through network printers without special drivers along with Apple AirPrint support.


How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)

$ sudo do-release-upgrade

$ sudo do-release-upgrade –d


Download Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)

Download Ubuntu 17.04 32-Bit

Download Ubuntu 17.04 64-Bit

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Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.10

To upgrade on a desktop system:

  • Open the “Software & Updates” Setting in System Settings.

  • Select the 3rd Tab called “Updates”.
  • Set the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” dropdown menu to “For any new version”.
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -c” (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘17.04’ is available.
    • If not you can also use “/usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release-gtk”
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade on a server system:

  • Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.

  • Make sure the Prompt line in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal.

  • Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

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