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Are you in the list of Ubuntu fans eagerly waiting to taste the next version of the popular Linux OS, Ubuntu, then here is something exciting for your taste buds.

Codenamed ‘Zesty Zapus’, Ubuntu 17.04 is the next short-term support release of the world’s most popular open-source operating system. Ubuntu 17.04, Zesty Zapus is named after a jumping mouse found in the North American region.

Canonical announced the official release date of Zesty Zapus as April 13. So Calendar the date to get your hands on the latest release as soon as it gets parked into the Ubuntu family.

Ubuntu 17.04 Release Schedule:

Key dates during the Ubuntu 17.04 milestone are as follows, as listed in the official Ubuntu 17.04 release schedule:

  • Alpha 1 – 29 December (for flavours)
  • Alpha 2 – 26 January (for flavours)
  • Feature Freeze — 16 February
  • Beta 1 – 23 February (for flavours)
  • UI Freeze — 9 March
  • Final Beta – 23 March
  • Kernel Freeze — 30 March
  • Release Candidate — 9 April
  • Stable Release – 13 April

Canonical stated that the Zesty Zapus will be supported for 9 months, which includes app updates, bug fixes and security patches.

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Early Bird?

Can’t wait till April 16, then you can experience Ubuntu 17.04 before its official release. Live daily builds of the 17.04 update are already available to download. Try these lively builds at your own risk as they are potentially buggy and are unstable. If not then wait till March 23 to try final beta release. You can install these lively builds onto you secondary partitions or create a virtual machine.

If you are a hard core fan and wants to try it out before everyone then click on the below button to download the lively build desktop images.

Well this new version comes with a question that “What Comes Next after Zesty Zapus?“, as it put an end to the Ubuntu naming series, being the letter Z.

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  • iahnn

    How about 16.10 LTS and 17.04 LTS?

    • Robert Dinse

      They only do long term releases every other year.

  • CuriousPost

    We will update you guys. Once the LTS gets released. Stay tuned