Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds

The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.

Marius Nestor reports for Softpedia:

As expected, the first daily build ISO images of Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) are based on the current stable release of the operating system, Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), which means that the Unity 7 desktop environment is still there. But it will be replaced in the coming months when the Alpha 2 milestone hits the streets.

Ubuntu 17.10 will be yet another standard version, which Canonical will support for nine months with security updates, until July 2018, so it’s the perfect testbed for the GNOME 3 migration. Most probably, Canonical will concentrate on offering users the best GNOME desktop experience ever.

Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu also have daily build ISOs available to download on the . Please note that these builds are not recommended for daily usage.

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SJVN reports for ZDNet:

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