By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: : Overall the Ubuntu version 17.10 Artful Aardvark is a show of development force and ability of Canonical staff and contributors. In just six months they managed to put together a distribution that already challenges any distro out there who have been using Gnome Shell all this time. Ubuntu's decision to go back to Gnome and Wayland will also massively benefit the upstream development, which has been suffering from the fact that the most popular desktop distribution has not been using the common software components. Better late than never. Canonical has done amazing job considering that the Artful release date is just 6 months after the announcement to switch their desktop strategy. Reportedly experts initial expression is that Ubuntu 17.10 is perfectly good for daily use, but there are reports around the web for Wayland causing some issues, which few are yet to encounter. The reason for the rapid turnaround is that the next Ubuntu version (18.04) should be a Long Term Supported release, so they only have another 6 months to stabilize the new software stack. Therefore experts highly recommend for everyone to install the new Ubuntu and report any bugs found.Debian it's also known to be the mother-distribution of tens of other Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. Ubuntu 17.04 is another solid desktop release, but Unity, its default desktop, is being retired. This new distribution's real improvements are in its cloud and server versions. The company dropped its smartphone and tablet plans. This, in turn, ended to its plans to make Unity its universal default interface. Instead, Gnome will become Ubuntu's once and future desktop. Days later, long-time CEO Jane Silber resigned in favor of the company's founder Mark Shuttleworth. Despite all that, Canonical hit its mark for delivering the latest release of its flagship operating system: Ubuntu 17.04. Under the hood, this edition of Ubuntu uses the Linux 4.10 kernel. This means it supports the AMD Ryzen and Intel Kaby Lake processors. Microsoft, in stark comparison, won't fully support Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on either high-end CPU. This Ubuntu version has also replaced Unix/Linux's ancient swap partition with a swap file. The net effect should be to make Ubuntu a bit faster in situations where the system is overburdened with applications and has to resort to using drive space in place of memory. The new desktop also supports the new "driverless" printers. These printers include IPP Everywhere and Apple AirPrint printers. When you're using these printers over either an USB or network connection they should setup automatically. Canonical describes the process "as easy as connecting a USB stick."All of these are minor improvements. If you're happy with Ubuntu 16.10 or the long-term support (LTS) Ubuntu 16.04, this latest distribution doesn't give you a compelling reason to upgrade. The exception is when you're using a machine with one of the hot new processors. The real improvements are in features that are used mostly in the cloud and servers.Ubuntu 17.04, code named Zesty Zapus, is therelease that will succeed Ubuntu 16.10 and even though it's End of life date has been scheduled for January 2018, the development team aims to bring a lot of upgrades, fixes, and additions in this release.Its codename, Zesty, is an adjective for 'great enthusiasm and energy', while Zapus, is the genus name of a North-American mouse that is said to be the only mammal on Earth that has up to 18 teeth in total. Ubuntu is an open source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things .Ubuntu Core is a tiny, transactional version of Ubuntu for IoT devices and large container deployments. It runs a new breed of super-secure, remotely upgradeable Linux app packages known as snaps ‐ and it's trusted by leading IoT players, from chipset vendors to device makers and system integrators. Ubuntu Core uses the same kernel, libraries and system software as classic Ubuntu. You can develop snaps on your Ubuntu PC just like any other application. The difference is that it's been built for the Internet of Things. Ubuntu comes with everything you need to run your organisation, school, home or enterprise. All the essential applications, like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps come pre-installed and thousands more games and applications are available in the Ubuntu Software Centre. Ubuntu has always been free to download, use and share. Ubuntu believe in the power of open source software; Ubuntu could not exist without its worldwide community of voluntary developers.