Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released last month. LTS is an abbreviation for “Long Term Support”: while a new Ubuntu Desktop is released every six months, the LTS versions are released every 2 years and receive a 5 years support. An ideal solution for anyone looking for stability. Ubuntu has nine flavours and dozens of localised and specialised derivatives, but we are focusing today on the main ‘official’ version.
While I wasn’t fond of Unity, Ubuntu’s default desktop environment, a few years ago, it has been greatly improved lately and may become a solid solution for a light and punchy virtual machine.