Ubuntu 17.04 Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.9 and Mesa 13.0, Will Track Linux 4.10

We told you that we’d be constantly monitoring the development cycle of Ubuntu 17.04, and today we have some exciting things to tell you all about as the Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this week’s newsletter with information about the arrival of the Linux 4.9 kernel packages in the Zesty Zapus repositories. That right there comes as terrific news for hardcore Linux gamers, as Linux kernel 4.9 is known to implement support for older AMD Radeon graphics cards from the Southern Islands / GNC 1.0 famility, but only if the kernel option is enabled, of course. Additionally, the latest Mesa 13.0.2 3D Graphics Library stack landed as well.