Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) to Ship with an Optional Unity 8 Session After All

Now that the Final Beta is out, Canonical’s engineers working on the Ubuntu Desktop and Unity user interface are preparing for the final launch of Ubuntu 16.10, which will happen next week, on October 13, 2016. And, if you remember, Canonical promised that it would deliver the next-gen Unity 8 interface as an optional session. It didn’t make it into the Final Beta pre-release, but, earlier today, the packages needed to enable the optional Unity 8 session in the login manager have been pushed to the stable repositories, so you’ll get them automatically if you’re running Ubuntu 16.10 just by doing a normal update.