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Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 (Artful Aardvark) Out for Opt-in Flavors, Here’s What’s New

Ubuntu 17.10 continues the tradition of the popular and free Linux-based operating system to offer two Alpha and Beta milestones during its entire development cycle. Being the first development release, the Alpha 1 images are mostly based on the latest stable release of the OS, in this case, Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). This means that they are using the kernel and graphics stacks of Ubuntu 17.04, which include the Linux 4.10 packages, X.Org Server 1.19.3 display server, and Mesa 17.1.2 3D Graphics Library. The systemd init system, however, was upgraded to the latest available release, specifically systemd 233.