Support for Ubuntu 17.04 ends on January 13. Once end of life Ubuntu will no longer release security updates, critical fixes, or updated packages to users.
The official Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’ t-shirt is now available to buy from the Canonical store. Canonical release a new mascot tee twice a year. Each shirt bears the animal motif of the latest release on the front, and the name of the release and Ubuntu logotype on the rear. In honour of Ubuntu 17.04 the new unisex aubergine […]
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GNOME 3.24.1, the first point release since the GNOME 3.24 stable release in March, is now available to users of Ubuntu 17.04.
This post, The GNOME 3.24 Point Release Just Landed in Ubuntu 17.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The new version brings updated applications and various under-the-hood improvements, along with bug fixes. As expected, Compiz and Unity have only received minor improvements and bug fixes.
Besides the applications mentioned above, Ubuntu 17.04 ships with Firefox 52.0.1, Thunderbird 45.8.0, LibreOffice 5.3.1, Transmission 2.92, Shotwell 0.22+git, Rhythmbox 3.4.1, Totem 3.24.0, GNOME Disks 3.24.0, GNOME Calendar 3.24, GNOME System Monitor 3.24 and Evince 3.24, on top of Unity 7.5.0 (+17.04.20170407) and Compiz 0.9.13.1 (+17.04.20170109).
Here’s a quick list of changes in the Linux Kernel since the version used in the previous Ubuntu release (Linux 4.8 for Ubuntu 16.10):
Other changes in Ubuntu 17.04:
Hatching out alongside Ubuntu 17.04 downloads are images for the rest of the Ubuntu flavors. In post we’ll take look at what’s new in a handful of the flavours, share a few choice screenshots, and give you all the download links you need. As with regular Ubuntu we recommend that you download using the official torrents. This helps to save the community […]
This post, Ubuntu 17.04 flavors are now available to download, including Ubuntu Budgie, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 this weekend (or already have) you may want to know what to do after installing. Well, first things first: award yourself a well-earned pat on the back for picking such a great OS. Then check out the following list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.04. This list by no means exhaustive, […]
This is our Ubuntu 17.04 review. It recaps new features in Ubuntu 17.04, tells you what’s changed, and has the links you need to download Ubuntu yourself.
This post, Ubuntu 17.04 Available to Download Now, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
We tell you how you can upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from an earlier Ubuntu version, both ahead of release day and after it. All it takes is one magical command.
This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from an Earlier Version, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
[Quick update] It looks like Dropbox isn’t the only AppIndicator that doesn’t work in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus (under Unity) due to the change of XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP from “Unity” to “Unity:Unity7”.
Update (thanks Martin): the Dropbox AppIndicator no longer has this issue.
Electron applications (such as the new Skype For Linux, WMail, PB For Desktop and many others) are affected as well, but in a different way. For Electron applications, the indicator is not displayed at all in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus under Unity.
env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity skypeforlinux
To make the fix permanent, copy the application desktop file from /usr/share/applications/ to ~/.local/share/applications/, then edit the file and change the “Exec” line by adding “env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity” (without the quotes) immediately after “Exec=”.
Some applications are set to start automatically and in that case, you’ll have to edit the desktop file from ~/.config/autostart/ in the same way.
Note that some applications overwrite any changes made to their autostart files, located in ~/.config/autostart/. A way around this is to rename the autostart file, then in the application settings, set the application not to start on login. This way, the modified autostart file will be used (which has a different name and contains the workaround).
Arriving alongside Ubuntu 17.04 Beta release are new beta builds from the rest of the Ubuntu family, including Xubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie.
This post, They’re Here: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.