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These release notes for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with Ubuntu 16.10 and its flavors.

Support lifespan


Official flavour release notes

Find the links to release notes for official flavors here.

Get Ubuntu 16.10

Download Ubuntu 16.10

Images can be downloaded from a location near you.

You can download ISOs and flashable images from from: (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) (Less Popular Ubuntu Images) (Ubuntu Cloud Server) (Ubuntu Netboot) (Kubuntu) (Lubuntu) (Ubuntu Studio) (Ubuntu GNOME) (Ubuntu Kylin) (Ubuntu MATE) (Xubuntu)

Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To upgrade on a desktop system:

  • Open the "Software & Updates" Setting in System Settings.

  • Select the 3rd Tab called "Updates".
  • Set the "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" dropdown menu to "For any new version".
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '16.10' is available.
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade on a server system:

  • Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.

  • Make sure the /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal.
  • Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of dropped connection problems.

There are no offline upgrade options for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server. Please ensure you have network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible mirror and follow the instructions above.

New features in 16.10

Updated Packages

Linux kernel 4.8

Ubuntu 16.10 is based on the Linux release series 4.8.


  • The gpg binary is now provided by gnupg2.

Ubuntu Desktop

  • LibreOffice 5.2 has been updated to 5.2. Ubuntu now uses the GTK3 version by default.

  • Update Manager now shows changelog entries for PPAs too (253119).

  • Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to at least 3.20. Many apps have been updated to 3.22 also.

  • The Nautilus file browser has been updated to 3.20.

  • systemd is now used for user sessions. System sessions had already been provided by systemd in previous Ubuntu releases.

Ubuntu Server

Known issues

As is to be expected, with any release, there are some significant known bugs that users may run into with this release of Ubuntu 16.10. The ones we know about at this point (and some of the workarounds), are documented here so you don't need to spend time reporting these bugs again:

Boot, installation and post-install

  • Booting the CD on UEFI hardware may fail to complete, only showing a blank screen. This is caused by an issue with the UEFI Shim and has been reported to fail on ThinkPad laptops as well as in QEMU virtual machines. Other devices may also be affected. This issue is expected to be resolved for the final release. (1624096)



  • 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.
  • It is not possible to add an account in Online Accounts (1613670).

Official flavours

The release notes for the official flavours can be found at the following links:

More information

Reporting bugs

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve the quality of future releases. Please report bugs using the tools provided.

If you want to help out with bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help.

Participate in Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at

More about Ubuntu

You can find out more about Ubuntu on the Ubuntu website and Ubuntu wiki.

To sign up for future Ubuntu development announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's development announcement list at:

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