Saturday 23 April 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus launched [download links]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus is out now

The wait for Ubuntu 16.04 code named Xenial Xerus has finally ended and Canonical released the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on 21st April. The LTS is long term support ensuring a support and maintenance for 5 years. Ubuntu is the world's most widely used Linux platform across desktop and the new release introduces much more features and stability, reliability and security. 

Built on a modified version of Linux 4.4 kernel, Ubuntu 16.04 introduces a new application format, snap for new robust and secure app format. Snap can be installed along with the the .deb package and aims at robust updates and secure applications for devices running on Ubuntu. 

Ubuntu 16.04 tries to move a step further in its convergence program. Convergence ensures a common computing platform across all Ubuntu devices be it desktop, tablet, and Ubuntu for phones. 

It has added support for LXD Pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka and now supports Mainframes for the first time. 

We will discuss what's new in Ubuntu 16.04 some other times. If you wish to download Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus for your desktop, here's the resources and link that will be useful. 

The recommended System Requirements for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS are: 

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  • Internet access is helpful

You can download Ubuntu for Desktop from here: Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Download

There are bit-torrents links to download ; you can see the complete list here : Ubuntu 16.04 torrent download link

Follow this link for different Ubuntu Flavors download


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