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Ubuntu 17.10, otherwise known as “Artful Aardvark,” is a paradigm shift for Canonical. The company is set to release the official version of the much anticipated Ubuntu 17.10 desktop, server and cloud distro on Oct. 19 — it released the final beta version late last month.
Ubuntu 17.10 comes with a new default desktop to replace the retired Unity interface. It’s likely that GNOME 3 is too commonplace to serve as the flagship desktop for Ubuntu, as it probably would not keep or attract users bemoaning the loss of Unity.