Ubuntu (and its flavors) 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) released

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  1. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

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    Just saw on distrowatch that 17.04 is out now.
    I'm downloading Ubuntu MATE right now.

    Official flavours
    The release notes for the official flavours can be found at the following links:

    Codenamed "Zesty Zapus", Ubuntu 17.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition
    of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
    high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at
    work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

    Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including
    a new 4.10-based kernel, and much more.

    Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of
    GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and
    stability improvements to Unity.

    Ubuntu Server 17.04 includes the Ocata release of OpenStack, alongside
    deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when
    deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public
    clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer
    laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been
    updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.

    The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE,
    Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details
    can be found for these at their individual release notes:

    We're also pleased with this release to welcome Ubuntu Budgie to the
    family of Ubuntu community flavours.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours

    Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours
    releasing with 17.04.

    To get Ubuntu 17.04
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    In order to download Ubuntu 17.04, visit:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download

    Users of Ubuntu 16.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 17.04. For
    further information about upgrading, see:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

    As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free
    of charge.

    We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
    caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes
    on the release itself. They are available at:

    http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes

    Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features

    If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug
    but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

    #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
    http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org
    http://askubuntu.com


    Help Shape Ubuntu
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    If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list
    of ways you can participate at:

    http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute


    About Ubuntu
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    Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops,
    netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular
    releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications
    is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a
    few clicks away.

    Professional services including support are available from Canonical
    and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information
    about support, visit:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/support


    More Information
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    You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our
    website listed below:

    http://www.ubuntu.com

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    On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

    Adam Conrad
     
  2. Joxx

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    Kubuntu is looking the pick of the bunch.
    I'm more and more attracted to KDE's Plasma 5, maybe I'll eventually betray my love affair with Xfce.
     
  3. NormanF

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    Next year, GNOME again will be the default Ubuntu desktop.

    Expect Mrk to review that and the other Ubuntu family flavors soon.
     
  4. NormanF

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    I'm staying on LTS until 2018 when the next release is expected to be shipped.

    My favorite Ubuntu spins are Lighting, which has a customized GNOME Shell environment that looks like GNOME 2 and Budgie, a fork of GNOME that just works.
     
  5. Trespasser

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    Norman,
    You've peaked my interest. Can you supply a link to this Ubuntu spin...Lighting. I googled but couldn't find anything.

    Thanks in advance.

    Later...
    Bob
     
  6. vasa1

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  8. vasa1

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    I too don't like that so I use Stylish to fix things (mostly).
     
  9. fblais

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    Forgive my ignorance, but never heard of Stylish before.
    Is it not just a web browser extension?
     
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    That was the first thing that stood out for me also. It actually hurt my eyes to look at it.
     
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    Yeah, just the browser.
     
  12. vasa1

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    Yes, it is. Since I prefer my text easily readable, I use stylesheets via Stylish a lot. It's possible to use style sheets directly, but Stylish is far more convenient for me. For one, I can preview the changes without closing and restarting the browser. There's also automatic syntax correction and so much more.

    For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish
    For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish-custom-themes-for/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe
     
  13. NormanF

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    Look on Sourceforge.... and here:


    http://emmett31.wixsite.com/lightninglinux

    Its most interesting GNOME 3 spin since Zorin. To add and remove panel launchers, find an empty space on the panel and hold down the Windows key and the Alt key when dragging launchers to and from the panel with your mouse.

    Mrk would love it. Now here is GNOME made sane.
     
  14. NormanF

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    QT are KDE applications. GTK3 are GNOME. After testing Lumina, I felt the whole thing is pointless. Why create a KDE mini-me? Keep it where its at and make it better.

    Ike Doherty likes GNOME but unlike Clement Lefebvre and the Mint Linux team, doesn't want to fork to GNOME but use QT to run GNOME applications.

    Its a lot of work because I noted, it works well with KDE. Try installing LXQT from GNOME. Session won't even boot. That said, because of the tight coupling of Budgie with the GNOME stack, the work to undo it is considerable.

    If they get that all done by Budgie 11, it will be a miracle.
     
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  15. fblais

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    Thanks, but I thought Joxx' comment in https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...-04-zesty-zapus-released.393350/#post-2670424 was about desktop's display.
    I'm not sure how Stylish would change the desktop display outside the browser.
     
  16. vasa1

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    Stylish is an extension for browsers. I understood that Joxx was referring to the link I provided which has grey text on a white background.

    If you want to eliminate grey on white in other applications or on your desktop, you'll need to edit, at least your gtkrc file for gtk2 apps and gtk.css for gtk3 apps. I don't know much about qt apps.
     
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    Thanks, Norman.
    I appreciate the assistance.

    Have a good one. :).
    Bob
     
  18. Joxx

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  19. fblais

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    Using another theme was my solution for that problem.
    A popular theme like Arc for instance, is unusable for me for these reasons.
     
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