After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been released. This release features a couple of few somewhat major changes both in the Unity desktop shell and in the operating system core.
For instance, after all these years of criticism, Unity desktop now allows users to move the application launcher to the bottom of the screen. Concerning the core of the operating system, starting with the 16.04 LTS release, Ubuntu will be switching into its own package manage system called ‘Snappy’ which according to Ubuntu developers, delivers more robust, secure and easy application management system (new installs, updating and upgrading). This version of Ubuntu also comes with the Kernel 4.4 which adds improved support for Intel’s new microprocessor architecture Skylake, among many other changes.
I’ll review Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as usual and will write a review within at least a week, because before I can evaluate the quality of an operating system to an acceptable degree, I have to use it (as my main operating system) for at least 2-3 days. Although I can’t promise, if readers request, I might also come up with a (performance-wise) comparison of some of the major Ubuntu flavors as I did with Ubuntu 15.10 as well.
Until then, if interested, you can download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from the following websites:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS hosted by Microsoft! (just kidding! 😉 )
As always, try to use the BitTorrent files when downloading because it’s the most safest (in the sense that you’ll always be able to resume the download process if interrupted which is not the case when using the ‘direct download’ method on some cases) and fastest on most situations. Enjoy!.