See All The Ubuntu 16.10 Flavors Available for Download
Alongside the final stable release of Ubuntu 16.10 come the rest of Ubuntu’s extended family.
The download links for community flavors like Ubuntu MATE 16.10 and Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 are now live with each flavor having its own new features, improvements and changes.
Let’s take a look at the highlights.
Ubuntu GNOME 16.10
You can configure language and online accounts straight after your first login with the help of a new Initial Setup tool.
Other changes include LibreOffice 5.2, new community-contributed wallpapers, and (uniquely) no Qt libraries included as part of a default install.
The shiny Plasma 5.7.5 desktop environment comes packaged in Kubuntu 16.10, bringing an improved Krunner ‘action list’, per-application volume controls in the sound mixer, and the return of an agenda view in the calendar applet.
The Breeze GTK theme also benefits from some changes.
KDE Applications 16.04.3 has gotten deeper into the productivity category by shipping new versions of core applications like the Dolphin file manager and a few new ones like ‘Spectacle’ – a brand new screens hotting tool.
Lubuntu 16.10 is largely the same as Lubuntu 16.04 LTS since work on switching to the LXQt desktop is still ongoing. This Ubuntu flavor, despite a couple of revised app lists and libraries, has mostly received bug fixes and miscellaneous improvements rather than new features.
One notable change is the removal of Lubuntu Software Center as Lubuntu 16.10 ships with GNOME Software instead.
Xubuntu 16.10 receives a few minor changes over its LTS back in the spring.
It has new versions of popular apps and plugins like the Xfce 4 Whisker Menu, LightDM GTK Greeter, and the Thunar file manager.
As per bug fixes, the Xfce 4 weather plugin has had a backend API switch and therefore no longer shows a negative sign when temperatures are rounded to 0 °F.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 includes the latest MATE 1.16 desktop which makes it the first major Linux distro to ship with a full GTK3+ implementation of the MATE Desktop.
Beyond this large switch is a raft of improvements to the artwork and theme packages in order to ensure that all applications, headers, dialogs and pop-ups look as good as they should — uniformly.