Insight: Ubuntu 17.10 Reached End of Life : Upgrade To Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” was released nine months ago on October 19, 2017. It was first Ubuntu Linux which was shipped without Unity. Gnome desktop environment was default desktop environment for Ubuntu 17.10.
Now, July 19, 2018, Ubuntu 17.10 has reached end of life and will no longer be supported by Canonical. Ubuntu 17.10 was loaded with next-generation Wayland display server by default instead of X.Org Server. As it was non-LTS release, Ubuntu 17.10 only had a 9 months of lifespan.
Some of the features of Ubuntu 17.10 were:
1. GDM as the default Display Manager.
2. Wayland was the default display server.
3. GNOME as the default desktop.
4. Windows buttons shifted to the right side.
5. Improved support for WiFi Captive Portals.
6. No 32-bit desktop images.
7. EXT4 encryption with fscrypt
Now, all Ubuntu 17.10 users must upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS now to prevent any further issues. After the end of life, Major software won’t get any updates along with your operating system will be open to various security threats.