Ubuntu 17.04 released with greater expectations
After Canonical dropped its Ubuntu Unity plans and Canonical is back to release its latest Operating System: Ubuntu 17.04. The world’ s most widely deployed Linux OS and the leading platform for cloud and IoT operations.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu says, “ While containers are the name of the game in cloud today, I would also highlight the speed at which snaps are enabling developers to deliver the very best bits to Linux machines on Ubuntu and other distributions, from the desktop to the cloud and beyond, at the edge of computing.”
The Ubuntu 17.04 contains features that are mostly used in the cloud and servers. It also offers a complete container support with snaps for single apps. More than 1000 snaps are published and also in IoT, networking, desktop and cloud/server. Canonical is working with KDE and GNOME for smooth integration of snaps in desktops.
The Ubuntu 17.04 includes OpenStack’ s latest Octa release that offers upgrades of running clouds without workload interruption. It also contains Nova cells version 2 that gives cloud DevOps teams a consistent way from small to enormous scales.
The Ubuntu 17.04 also includes Manila, OpenStack’ s shared file system capability and improvements for LDAP integration. It also delivers Amazon’ s Elastic Network Adaptor Driver which supports upto 20 Gbps network speed.
With this release, Ubuntu can switch from swap partitions to using swap files by default. It means simpler partition layouts during installation, lesser disk space and also supports driverless printing connected via WiFi or USB.
Users can either upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 or leave it as it is. But the feature work well in cloud and also provides improved network speeds. Go for it.