Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) for Linux

by Canonical Ltd.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (1,556 votes)

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File Size 669.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 67,855
Publisher Canonical Ltd.
Homepage Ubuntu

Publisher's Description

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v17.04 (Zesty Zapus) on Apr 18, 2017

Nice to see I was right, too bad they wasted 7 years on trying to shove Unity up everyone's a$$, now they are are abandoning the idiotic idea altogether.

Gnome is, and always was the right choice for them, ubuntu is a great server and dominates in the cloud space, but for desktop I still recommend Debian. With Debian you never have to worry about Canonical having some retarded idea that forces all their users to change to some new stupid thing that they inevitably abandon leaving all those users stranded. My distro of choice right now is Deepin, an amazing desktop distro which leaves ubuntu behind in every way imaginable.

So ya Im never touching ubuntu ever again because they burned me too many times, but at least now they are taking some steps back in the right direction. Having said that, I have seen the pattern now and Im sure they will repeat the Unity debacle in some other form and go down this road all over again.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 on Feb 27, 2016

Hookay disregard Gnome too, all the Linux devs have basically missed the boat on UI and recently 2 new changes have taken place that will change everything.

Remix OS is now free, its a linux based version of Android that can be installed on any dekstop computer. Amazing.

And if you just want the perfect desktop running on Debian, Deepin Linux i now has hands down the bast UI on the most stable distro on Earth. Goodbye Ubuntu, you missed the boat completely.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Alpha 1 on Jan 6, 2016

You can run gnome on any distro now, and gnome allows customization, ubuntu does not. Not allowing people to change their desktop is the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be, Ubuntu is therefore the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be.

4 years after they forced their users to have a dock on the left side that no on wanted, they are finally allowing those of us that dont have a 42 inch wide screen or tablet to move the dock to the bottom. If it takes you 4 years before you listen to your users, you are not worthy of being a linux company Ubuntu. And their other insane quest to get Linux on phones and tablets is not going to work, I mean if a multi billion dollar company like microsh!te could not get their OS on to those devices, what hope does Ubuntu have when they cannot support the android apps and have almost no apps of their own? No one wants this! What we DID want was a replacement for Windows on our desktops, but then they lost that too by trying to capture phone and tablet market.

some guy

some guy reviewed v15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Alpha 1 on Jun 28, 2015

it will make a fine Base for MInt,Zorin,and many others ,, just to many flavors of Linux to decide from..
http://distrowatch.com/

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Alpha 1 on Jun 26, 2015

Why use Ubuntu whe you can use Mint...?

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v15.04 (Vivid Vervet) on Apr 23, 2015

Linux Mint is to much better than this.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v15.04 Alpha 2 on Jan 22, 2015

Love the distro, HATE the DE. Glad that Gnome finally is looking good and since it has extensions its a very linux like DE, unlike UNITY which locks you into everything and allows No customization whatsoever.

Check out this one simple extension on Gnome that allows the dock to be moved;

https://extensions.gnome...tension/815/simple-dock/

See Canonical, was that so hard? You are losing massive numbers of users due to your insane desktop policies.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v15.04 Alpha 1 on Dec 21, 2014

the biggest change in 15.04 is not in Ubuntu, but in Kubuntu - this one comes with Plasma 5 as default.

Take the latest from here and enjoy (unetbootin + usb):
http://cdimage.ubuntu.co...untu/daily-live/current/

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) on Oct 26, 2014

Until top panel remains riveted, Linux (Ubuntu flavor) will remain ridged, un-Linux.
Unity panel is acceptable.

As usual, LinuxMint will surely enjoy this "make" to offer us a better build.

some guy

some guy reviewed v14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Alpha 2 on Jan 24, 2014

roj well said ! Mint or Zorin

Avg. Rating 4.2 (1,556 votes)
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Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v17.04 (Zesty Zapus) on Apr 18, 2017

Nice to see I was right, too bad they wasted 7 years on trying to shove Unity up everyone's a$$, now they are are abandoning the idiotic idea altogether.

Gnome is, and always was the right choice for them, ubuntu is a great server and dominates in the cloud space, but for desktop I still recommend Debian. With Debian you never have to worry about Canonical having some retarded idea that forces all their users to change to some new stupid thing that they inevitably abandon leaving all those users stranded. My distro of choice right now is Deepin, an amazing desktop distro which leaves ubuntu behind in every way imaginable.

So ya Im never touching ubuntu ever again because they burned me too many times, but at least now they are taking some steps back in the right direction. Having said that, I have seen the pattern now and Im sure they will repeat the Unity debacle in some other form and go down this road all over again.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 on Feb 27, 2016

Hookay disregard Gnome too, all the Linux devs have basically missed the boat on UI and recently 2 new changes have taken place that will change everything.

Remix OS is now free, its a linux based version of Android that can be installed on any dekstop computer. Amazing.

And if you just want the perfect desktop running on Debian, Deepin Linux i now has hands down the bast UI on the most stable distro on Earth. Goodbye Ubuntu, you missed the boat completely.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Alpha 1 on Jan 6, 2016

You can run gnome on any distro now, and gnome allows customization, ubuntu does not. Not allowing people to change their desktop is the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be, Ubuntu is therefore the exact opposite of what Linux was meant to be.

4 years after they forced their users to have a dock on the left side that no on wanted, they are finally allowing those of us that dont have a 42 inch wide screen or tablet to move the dock to the bottom. If it takes you 4 years before you listen to your users, you are not worthy of being a linux company Ubuntu. And their other insane quest to get Linux on phones and tablets is not going to work, I mean if a multi billion dollar company like microsh!te could not get their OS on to those devices, what hope does Ubuntu have when they cannot support the android apps and have almost no apps of their own? No one wants this! What we DID want was a replacement for Windows on our desktops, but then they lost that too by trying to capture phone and tablet market.

some guy

some guy reviewed v15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Alpha 1 on Jun 28, 2015

it will make a fine Base for MInt,Zorin,and many others ,, just to many flavors of Linux to decide from..
http://distrowatch.com/

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Alpha 1 on Jun 26, 2015

Why use Ubuntu whe you can use Mint...?

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v15.04 (Vivid Vervet) on Apr 23, 2015

Linux Mint is to much better than this.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v15.04 Alpha 2 on Jan 22, 2015

Love the distro, HATE the DE. Glad that Gnome finally is looking good and since it has extensions its a very linux like DE, unlike UNITY which locks you into everything and allows No customization whatsoever.

Check out this one simple extension on Gnome that allows the dock to be moved;

https://extensions.gnome...tension/815/simple-dock/

See Canonical, was that so hard? You are losing massive numbers of users due to your insane desktop policies.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v15.04 Alpha 1 on Dec 21, 2014

the biggest change in 15.04 is not in Ubuntu, but in Kubuntu - this one comes with Plasma 5 as default.

Take the latest from here and enjoy (unetbootin + usb):
http://cdimage.ubuntu.co...untu/daily-live/current/

DaComboMan

DaComboMan reviewed v14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) on Oct 26, 2014

Until top panel remains riveted, Linux (Ubuntu flavor) will remain ridged, un-Linux.
Unity panel is acceptable.

As usual, LinuxMint will surely enjoy this "make" to offer us a better build.

some guy

some guy reviewed v14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Alpha 2 on Jan 24, 2014

roj well said ! Mint or Zorin

roj

roj reviewed v14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Alpha 2 on Jan 24, 2014

Gonna be a great base for a real distro:

Mint.

Five stars for the engine under the hood, -5 stars for UI.

I'll give it a 3.

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Alpha 2 on Jan 24, 2014

Works great on a netbook with a SSD. The GUI you have to get used to but after that, it does everything light years faster then Win 8.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Final Beta on Sep 30, 2013

Elementary OS my friends, it does everything right that ubuntu does wrong. It boots fast, (yes a lot of people care about a computer booting in less than 5 minutes), the desktop looks unified along with the applications, (yes this matters too), and it looks like a real desktop and not a touch screen hybrid frankenmess.

Just go get EOS Luna, and you'll never have to worry about ubuntu screwing up your OS ever again.

some guy

some guy reviewed v13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 on Jun 27, 2013

still horrid ugly poor navigation GUI
Zorin OS 7 Core much better built on the back bone of 13.04 ubuntu
screen shot http://zosimg.webs.com/7/7.png
http://zorin-os.com/releasecandidate.html

mancubs

mancubs reviewed v13.04 (Raring Ringtail) on Apr 30, 2013

Its gets better and better been ruining both w/8 /pro. and 13.04 13 is quicker and dose not hang ,

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