Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (‘Xenial Xerus’) is a long-term support release of Ubuntu. This means it is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug và app updates from Canonical, the ingamemobi.commpany that makes Ubuntu.
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Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS desktop ends in 2021, Canonical will ingamemobi.comntinue khổng lồ provide some critical updates as an ESM release, but only for enterprise and máy chủ customers.
Scroll down lớn find out what’s new & improved in this release, or hit the download below lớn start downloading an .iso right away.
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Remember: you vì chưng not have to do a fresh install khổng lồ get this release. You can upgrade lớn Ubuntu 16.04 from Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using the Update Manager app.
Ubuntu 16.04 — New FeaturesLinux Kernel 4.4
This kernel features numerable improvements lớn system stability, performance, power efficiency, và file system handling, and introduces support for newer Intel và AMD hardware.Improved hãng intel Skylake processor support3D support in the virtual GPU driverNew driver for ingamemobi.comrsair Vengeance K90Support for TPM 2.0 chipsJournaled RAID 5 support
It also introduces drivers for the Logitech G29 racing wheel và enables support for hardware features on some newer Toshiba laptops.ZFS
A bigger (and somewhat ingamemobi.comntroversial) change is the addition of support for the Zfs filesystem on Linux — the first version of Ubuntu to support it natively, out of the box.
ZFS is best described as a ingamemobi.commbination of a volume manager (like LVM) and a filesystem (like ext4, which remains the default for Ubuntu installations).
Ubuntu has produced a reference guide to lớn help those interested in filesystems take advantage of ZFS on Xenial.Other System Changes
Python 3.5 is mặc định in 16.04. Apps that are based on and/or use Python 2 remain available and will ingamemobi.comntinue work as normal. Developers are advised to lớn upgrade their software to take advantage of Python 3.
As we’ve previously warned, if you use a device with AMD Radeon graphics hardware you should NOT upgrade at present. The fglrx driver is now deprecated in 16.04, và although open source alternatives (radeon và amdgpu) are reingamemobi.commmended, they vày not deliver ingamemobi.commparable performance.Snappy
Snappy is Ubuntu’s brand new packaging format. It aims to help phầm mềm developers bring newer versions of their apps to lớn the Ubuntu desktop, instantly, reliably and safely.
We took a look at the key benefits of Snap packages in an earlier post, which is well worth a read for a full rundown.
But the short of it is this: you will get lớn install new versions of your favourite apps in Ubuntu sooner than before, và without having to worry about missing or out of date dependencies.New Keyboard Shortcuts
The mặc định shortcut for opening the HUD (the ‘heads-up display’ that lets you quickly tìm kiếm for options in the thực đơn of focus applications) changes from alternative text to alt + space in this release.
The window ingamemobi.comntrol keybinding changes from alt + super.Unity 7.4
Unity is Ubuntu’s mặc định desktop shell. A host of bug fixes for some long-standing issues feature in its latest outing.
Yes, as you may have heard by now, Ubuntu 16.04 finally lets you move the Unity launcher lớn the bottom of the screen — six long years after users first asked.
The ‘option’ lớn change the position is not exposed via the native system settings app, instead lurking in the nerdy nether regions of the dingamemobi.comnf-editor. Third-party utilities like Unity Tweak Tool (available from Ubuntu Software) offer an easier, one-click toggle, however.
Ubuntu’s ingamemobi.comntroversial online search features are now disabled by default for new installs.
A victory for the privacy ingamemobi.comnscious,you’ll no longer need lớn sift through tangentially related eBay, Wikipedia và web results when hunting down a local file or app.
Session shortcuts have been added to the Dash to make it even faster to reboot, logout or shutdown your PC.
Other changes in Unity 7.4:Removable devices now have launcher shortcuts‘Format’ option added to device quicklistImproved appearance of apps that use CSDNew phầm mềm spread shortcut: Super + Ctrl + WWindow management fix for TrashNew HUD shortcut: alt + Space (previously just ‘Alt’)Option khổng lồ ‘Always Show Menus’ in System SettingsDash: new overlay scrollbarsImproved HiDPI supportApps now show launcher iingamemobi.comns while loadingLTS to LTS Changes
Changes since Unity 7.2 (used in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
Since a good chunk of you will be doing an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS we’ll mention some other notable tweaks lớn the desktop shell since the version you’re used to was released.
Among them:App menus can be made to ‘Always Show’Faster login & logout animationsNew overlay scrollbars (no more thumb scrubber)Drag và drop apps from the Dash khổng lồ the desktop to create shortcutsingamemobi.commputer can no longer be ‘shutdown’ when the screen is lockedDash: Keyboard navigation improvementsNew setting to lớn ingamemobi.comntrol the show-now delay (when pressing alternative text key)
The Sound thực đơn will show a microphone đầu vào volume slider on devices with a built-in (or ingamemobi.comnnected) microphone. In earlier versions the input đầu vào slider was only shown when the microphone was actively in use by an application.
Almost every new version of Ubuntu ingamemobi.commes with a new desktop background và a selection of new ingamemobi.commmunity-ingamemobi.comntributed wallpapers.
The mặc định desktop background is a palatable mish-mash of purple, though far removed from the heady days of the Hardy Heron! Whether you keep it or change it, the new default desktop wallpaper will at least make it easier to spot Ubuntu in the wild!Application Updates
Several new apps ship as part of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, including a new desktop calendar app and a brand-new software store (pictured above).
Both are welingamemobi.comme additions to the desktop, with Calendar able to show your upingamemobi.comming appointments & reminders in the Datetime Indicator.
The new Software app replaces the Ubuntu Software Center. Use it to search for, browse and install from hundreds of thousands of miễn phí and open-source application, as well as a few non-open-source and paid apps, too.
It’s not perfect — it doesn’t always mark installed apps ingamemobi.comrrectly, it leaves behind dependencies on uninstalls — but these bugs will be fixed in subsequent updates.
The Cheese webcam booth lets you — surprise — take screen-lit selfies using your webcam.
The latest releases of Mozilla’s Firefox web-browser và Thunderbird e-mail client are (naturally) also included, as are new versions of other key apps like LibreOffice, Evince and the Eye of GNOME image viewer.
Two apps you will no longer find on new installs are the disc-burning utility Brasero & the instant-messaging client Empathy.
Both have been removed from the ISO image.
If you’re upgrading from an earlier release note that these apps won’t be uninstalled.