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

Ubuntu itself will be available for public beta testing at the end of the month, on September 28, when the Final Beta development milestone is expected to launch for all Ubuntu flavors. Until then, let’s have a look at the new features introduced by the Beta 1 release for the opt-in flavors. Designed to be a “Breeze” for your PC, Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 ships with the latest KDE Plasma 5.10.5 desktop environment, KDE Applications 17.04.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.37.0 by default, offering users a powerful operating system. It features VLC Media Player instead of KDE’s Dragon Player.