Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is reaching the end of its life. Its users will no longer receive security notices, critical fixes, or updated packages after today, July 20. Even third-party PPAs will end support for Ubuntu 16.10 too.
Ubuntu 16.10 was released on October 13, 2016. It’s a short term release with a 9-month support cycle. User can choose:
For those sticking to Ubuntu Tweak for cleaning system caches, the 0.8.8 release is still available for install in Ubuntu 16.10 via a third-party PPA.
Ubuntu Tweak is simple tool for configuring Ubuntu Desktop settings, it is no longer under maintenance since May 2016. The last release is Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8, and it’s still available in third party repositories for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.
Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 16.10:
While Ubuntu Tweak is stuck at version 0.8.8, there’s no future updates, so download the .deb directly from the PPA link below:
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak now is at Final freeze stage, you can now upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 16.10 dev. Then running system update via Software Updater will bring you to the final release of Ubuntu 16.10 on October 13th.
Before upgrading to Ubuntu 16.10, you have to know that:
1. While Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has 5 years support, Ubuntu 16.10 is a short release with 9 months support.
2. It’s hard to roll back your system to previous 16.04 state after upgrading process without a system reinstall.
1. First always backup important data, bookmarks, etc.
2. Launch System Settings -> Software & Updates and do:
disable or remove all third-party repositories on Other Software tab.
under Updates tab, choose “For any new version” after Notify me for a new Ubuntu version
select Open Source graphic driver in Additional Drivers and REBOOT after applied changes.
Upgrade Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu 16.10:
1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to update whole system:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
2. Launch update-manager with -d option to check Ubuntu 16.10 dev release:
sudo update-manager -d
When it prompts that Ubuntu 16.10 is available, click the Upgrade button. Follow the wizard and enjoy!
Upgrade Ubuntu Server to 16.10:
For Ubuntu server, after making a backup do following steps:
1. Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed via command:
sudo apt install update-manager-core
2. Configure update-manager via command:
sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
Change the line “Prompt=LTS” to “Prompt=normal” (without quotes) and save the file.
3. Finally start upgrading via the command below and follow on screen prompts:
The final beta of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released, features images for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio flavors.
Ubuntu 16.10 beta2 ships Linux Kernel 4.8, and its flavors features:
Kubuntu 16.10 ships plasma 5.7 and kde applications 15.12
LXQt images are postponed until Lubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu Gnome 16.10:
includes Gnome 3.20
Many apps updated to Gnome 3.22 while core system is still at 3.20
Most GNOME apps now have a Keyboard Shortcuts popup available in the app menu.
LibreOffice 5.2 is included.
experimental wayland session
new desktop wallpapers.
Ubuntu Mate 16.10 ships MATE desktop 1.15.1, the 1.16 release will be available via updates soon.
The final release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety to be released on October 13th, 2016.