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Ubuntu 17.10 Debuts Officially with GNOME 3.26 on Top of Wayland, Linux 4.13

You probably already know many of Ubuntu 17.10’s new features as we blogged about them during its six-month development cycle. The first thing users will notice when running Ubuntu 17.10 is that their beloved Unity user interface is gone, as it’s been replaced with the GNOME 3 desktop environment. Running on top of Wayland, GNOME 3.26.1 is being used as default session, making the Ubuntu GNOME flavor obsolete. That’s right, Canonical decided to adopt the next-generation Wayland display server too, putting the X.Org Server session on the back seat, as a fallback for PCs whose graphics cards do not support Wayland.