On April 21, Canonical released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and the same day announced what would be the name of the next version: Yakkety Yak. But if you thought that the developers of Ubuntu were going to rest after launching their sixth LTS version, you were wrong: they are already working on the next version and Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak already has the Daily Builds available.
The Daily Builds are a kind of betas, though they are launched daily. If you’ve been testing a beta of Ubuntu or any of its official flavors, you’ll have noticed that there were updates almost every hour. You could say that a Daily Build is an ISO image that includes all these updates, so installing the latest will have the operating system with the latest software they have released.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak will arrive on October 20th
If we do not usually recommend installing new versions, although later you have the download link, with these Daily Build we still recommend it for at least two reasons: the first is that everything is at a very early stage and the second is that there are no changes from the official version which was launched last Thursday. Apparently, they have started testing the new version with one goal in mind: to make everything work properly when Unity 8 launches publicly, which will probably be in the next version of Ubuntu.
Logically, more important changes are expected when Yakkety Yak is officially launched, which will take place on October 20. The bad thing is that Mark Shuttleworth has not provided details on what those changes will be. As always, we will have to wait at least a few weeks to know what will be new in Ubuntu 16.10, as it would not seem the best idea in the world to launch a new operating system with the only novelty of a different graphical environment.