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Canonical Unveils the Features of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ahead of the April 21 Launch

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS’ release highlights are implementation of support for snap packages on both desktop and server editions, offering users a new secure and robust app format, the LXD 2.0 pure-container hypervisor with OpenStack Mitaka, as well as support for IBM’s LinuxONE and System Z platforms. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is the first of its kind to introduce the CephFS and ZFS filesystems for large-scale cloud storage. Canonical also made a lot of progress with its convergence vision, bringing the Ubuntu platform much closer to being the first fully converged Linux OS across desktop, phone, server, and IoT.