16.10 Release Notes
16.10 is a regular release and will be supported for 9 months from October 2016 until July 2017. If you need longer support, we encourage you to use Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS which is supported until April 2019.
Getting Ubuntu GNOME 16.10
Minimum System Requirements
- 1 GHz processor (e.g Intel Celeron) or better
- 1.5 GB RAM
- 8 GB of free hard drive space
- CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installation media
- Internet access recommended (for installing updates during installation)
Download Disk Image
If your PC was released after the year 2007, you probably need the 64-bit version.
Please use the torrent link. BitTorrent is a good client if you do not already have one.
- Torrenting is fast and saves on server costs, which means more money in the budget for all Ubuntu flavors
- Seeding is an easy way to help others!
An MD5SUM is like a fingerprint: two copies of the same file should share the same exact MD5SUM.
If they are not equal, that means your file was corrupted during download, and you must download it again.
Select GNOME changes since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 proudly features GNOME 3.20. Read the official 3.20 release notes to see what's new
Many apps have been updated to their GNOME 3.22 versions. The core system (GTK+, gnome-shell, gnome-control-center and nautilus) remains at 3.20. See the manifest for specific version numbers of included software
Many GNOME apps now have a Keyboard Shortcuts popup available in the app menu
The Files app (nautilus) is now at version 3.20, a major visual upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Easily share to Google Photos with the Photos app (3.22). Future Ubuntu releases are expected to support sharing photos to other online providers
- The Photos app adds non-destructive editing
The Videos app (3.22) now supports adjusting playback speed through the play menu (bottom right corner)
The Books app (3.22) is re-enabled with support for .epub and .djvu formats
The Maps app (3.22) supports contributing to OpenStreetMap
Disk Usage Analyzer (3.22) has an improved front page
The instant messaging app Empathy is no longer installed by default, but is still available through the software center
The new Characters (3.22) character map utility is installed by default. If you prefer the older version, install gucharmap
GNOME's Initial Setup utility is included and enabled. It offers an easy way to configure language and online accounts integration on first login
Other Software Updates
LibreOffice 5.2 is included. Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 now uses the GTK3 version by default
Update Manager now shows changelog entries for PPAs too (253119)
The experimental wayland session is included. If your computer supports open source graphics drivers and you would like to try Wayland, log out, choose GNOME on Wayland from the gear menu below the password entry, and log back in
The older webkitgtk version 1 system library is no longer installed by default. webkit2gtk is the more secure, better maintained version
For the first time, Ubuntu GNOME does not include Qt libraries by default. However, this may change in a future release for better theme integration with Qt
New default wallpapers are provided thanks to the winners of our wallpaper contest
The gpg binary is now provided by gnupg2
Although Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 uses systemd user sessions, support has been improved in 16.10
Many other bugs have been fixed. Where possible, bug fixes have been backported to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Volunteers are requested to identify other bug fixes that can be provided to 16.04 as Stable Release Updates
New since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Installing additional languages in 'Region & Language' Settings app doesn't work (1631750)
- Initial Setup utility requires logging out and logging back in after selecting a keyboard layout. Alternatively, you can manually click a keyboard layout in the top bar
Initial Setup utility does not include language chooser (1614816)
- GTK+ 3.20 requires theme developers to make changes to their themes. Many (but not all) popular themes are now compatible with GTK+ 3.20
Also affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The prompt asking for media removal might not be shown during system shutdown from the install image (966480)
Testing Ubuntu GNOME