Ubuntu announced its 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release almost 9 months ago, on April 13, 2017. As a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, will reach end of life on Saturday, January 13th.
At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 17.04.
The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.04 is via Ubuntu 17.10. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:
Note that is NOT patched against Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities due to the End of Life timing. Users are advised to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 and install the updated kernel packages.
Development of a complete response to the highly-publicized Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is ongoing, and due to the timing with respect to this End of Life, we will not be providing updated Linux kernel packages for Ubuntu 17.04. We advise users to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 and install the updated kernel packages for that release when they become available.
It’s 2023 now! Ubuntu is still lacking the option to create new documents in the default Nautilus file manager. Though, the GNOME developer team is working on this function.
It’s easy to enable the option in Nautilus context menu. As it prompts in Templates folder, simply create an empty document in Templates, the file name will be displayed as sub-menu option of ‘New Document’ menu.
Meaning all you need to do is create an empty file and save it under user’s “Template” folder.
Method 1: Use Text editor
First, press Super (the Windows logo) key on keyboard to open ‘Activities’ overview. Then search for and open text editor.
When the text editor opens, you don’t have to input anything. Just press Ctrl+Shift+S to open the “save as” dialog:
Type filename, which will display as sub-menu option for ‘New Documents’ menu.
Choose location – Templates folder.
Finally, click Save.
Method 2: Run a single command
For those familiar with Linux command, this can also be done by running a single command.
Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command:
touch ~/Templates/Untitled\ Document
This command creates an empty file called ‘Untitled Document‘ in the Templates folder.
Tip: the backslash in the code tells that the space following it is part of the filename since the shell treats whatever comes after a space as a separate argument.
Finally, right-click on blank area in your file manager and see the magic!
This is a quick tip for Ubuntu 16.10 desktop users how to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus.
Before getting started, you need to do some preparations:
1. Always make a backup of important data, bookmarks, and other user documents.
2. Remove or disable third-party repositories.
Launch Software & Updates utility, navigate to Other Software tab, and remove /disable all third-party repositories.
3. Restore to open-source drivers.
Also in Software & Updates utility, Additional Drivers tab, switch to the open-source drivers if proprietary drivers are in use. (Need restore after applied changes)
4. And it’s better to choose download from ‘Main Server’ in Software & Updates utility.
5. Make your system up-to-date by running command in terminal:
May need to restart if you have not update your system for a long time.
6. (Optional) Useless packages and software libraries may take a few more minutes upgrading your system. For me, Ubuntu Kylin and Plasma Desktop libraries take quite a few minutes in the upgrading process.
After all, launch Update Manager via the command below and it will prompt that Ubuntu 17.04 is available after checking for updates:
sudo update-manager -d
Click the Upgrade and confirm in the next dialog, follow the wizard util done.