After six months of tireless work we present Ubuntu MATE 17.10, by far the best release we’ve ever produced. I’d like to extended my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to this fine release. The development theme for Ubuntu MATE 17.10 has been delivering several different desktop layouts each providing a distictive workflow.
– Martin Wimpress
Dive straight into the release notes, there’s plenty to talk about:
The Download page has been revamped so it’s even easier to pick the version that’s right for you.
- Support ends July 2018.
- 17.04 users can upgrade via the Software Updater.
- If you’re on 16.04 LTS, the next recommended upgrade path is 18.04 LTS in 6 months. To switch to 17.10 anyway (remember, this is an interim release with a shorter support window), you can change this setting in Software & Updates → Updates → “Any new version”, followed by upgrading sequentially.