Ubuntu 17.10 official release: the default use of Wayland display server
Canonical officially launched the latest version of Ubuntu 17.10, code-named Artful Aardvark (clever dolphin) – Ubuntu’s code has always been the same as the two first words, one is an adjective, one is the animal name, now has completed A-Z alphabet reincarnation, starting again from A.
It is worth noting that, Ubuntu 17.10 is not LTS version, its support time is only 9 months, to support in July 2018.
More noteworthy is the most popular Linux distribution in the functional changes, the first is the desktop version of the 32-bit hardware to give up support, only to provide 64-bit version, but the server platform and a variety of derivative versions still support 32 Bit.
The new system kernel is Linux Kernel 4.13, and the desktop environment for the first time in seven years to give up Unity, replace the new GNOME 3, the specific package version of 3.26.1.
In addition, Ubuntu 17.10 now defaults to using Wayland as a display server, and the old and bloated X.Org Server becomes optional.
Other major updates to the desktop version:
- The default display manager changes from LightDM to GDM
- Since 2010, the window control button first return is located in the upper right corner
- Redesign the setup program
- IPP Everywhere, Apple AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, Mopria supports no drive printing
- The printer configuration is done in the setup program
- Amazon APP is loaded in the default browser
- Calendar supports event recurrence
- LibreOffice upgrade to LibreOffice 5.4
- By default no longer install Python 2, Python 3 upgrade to version 3.6
- Rhythmbox music player to use Ubuntu Budgie developer David Mohamed to provide the interface
- The system log is replaced with the new Logs APP, which can be viewed in systemd journal