Great news folks!! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, codenamed Xenial Xerus, final version is now available for download along with all its official flavours. All Ubuntu users are encouraged to install or upgrade their old Ubuntu version to 16.04 LTS.
This release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ships with long-term supported kernel version 4.4.x version. Both the OS and Kernel are long-term supported versions. How cool, isn’t it?
New features in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
This LTS version comes with numerous updated packages, bug fixes, and improved features. Ubuntu LTS version is supported for next five years. You can get software updates, feature updates, bug fixes for five years from today.
Wonder what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?
Here you go.
- Linux Kernel 4.4 (It is LTS kernel) ;
- Unity 7 ;
- Chromium 48 ;
- Firefox 45 ;
- LibreOffice 5.1 ;
- Files (Nautilus) 3.14.3 ;
- (GNOME) Software 3.20.1 ;
- Calendar 3.20.1 ;
- Gedit 3.18.3 ;
- Totem 3.18.1 ;
- Terminal 3.18.3 ;
- Eye of GNOME (Image Viewer) 3.18.2 ;
- Python 3.5 ;
- Golang 1.6 ;
- OpenSSH 7.2p2 ;
- LXD 2.0 ;
- docker 1.10 ;
- PHP 7.0 ;
- Evince 3.18.2 ;
- System Monitor 3.18.2 ;
- Disks 3.18.3 ;
- MySQL 5.7 ;
- Juju 2.0 ;
- Apt 1.2 ;
- libvirt 1.3.1 ;
- qemu 2.5 ;
- GNOME Software has been replaced with Ubuntu Software Center ;
- GNOME calendar is included by default ;
- Empathy and Brasero are removed from the default installation ;
- Online searches in the dash are now disabled by default ;
- Unity launcher can be moved to the bottom ;
- And many bug fixes.
Download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
You can download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ISOs from the following links:
Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Snappy core:
Unfortunately, Edubuntu is not participated in the Xenial Xerus release.
Also, there is two new Ubuntu based Linux distributions, Ubuntu Budgie and UbuntuBSD, wants to take part in the Ubuntu official flavours. Hope they will make it in the next Ubuntu release.
Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
If you have Ubuntu 15.10 (Desktop and Server) or other old versions, you can upgrade them to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as shown in the below link.
If you have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Desktop and Server), check the following link to directly upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
What are the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Refer the following link to find out what’s new and what are the notable changes in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
For any comments, bug reports, suggestions, refer the following link:
For more details, refer the official release notes.
What are you waiting for? It's time to install or upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.