Codename For The Next Ubuntu Release Revealed

Canonical created a huge storm in the open-source community with the launch of its much talked about Ubuntu operating system dubbed Xenial Xerus. The company took huge strides in seeing that Ubuntu held on to its household status in the Linux world with the addition of great features to the OS like Snaps, giving users the ability to move the Unity launcher and many more.

Usually, the revelation of the codename for the next stable released – which is usually the second and final variant of Ubuntu for the year – takes place a day or two before the launch of the first of the LTS, but as everyone was fixated on Xenial Xerus, Canonical’s CEO Mark Shuttleworth decided that it would be wise to take advantage of the huge buzz generated by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and announce the codename for the next build in a rather usual manner.

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“Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally,” were the contents of the post. Not something you would expect from the person behind everything Ubuntu but nonetheless, it did gives what appears to be name for the next big Ubuntu release which is expected to reach its final stages later this year.


Ubuntu followers will be hoping that by time “Yakkety Yak” reaches its final phase, more application will support Snaps and additional improvements will so be expected to the core components of the OS.

Public testers will have access to the final Beta build of Ubuntu 16.10 and also the rest of the opt-in flavors will participate in Alpha1, Alpha2 and Beta1 releases.

We are still in the dark as to what exactly to expect from the 16.10 version of Ubuntu as the team hasn’t yet decided on the goals on operating system but do stay tuned.

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