ubuntu 17

robl
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Giving Ubuntu 17 a tryout.  It is supposed to be officially released April '18 as an LTS release.  This release, available from Ubuntu's website, seems stable with a couple of minor issues, the most obvious is in the distro's Chrome browser.  It is easily fixed with a "refresh".  Look and feel is different but so far I like what I am seeing.   Software updates will probably fix the Chome browser issue along with others I have not seen.  

Because this install is on a laptop I am  not crunching so I cannot comment on driver support.  

AgentB
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Ubuntu 18.04 will be the LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 will be the LTS release.  If previous releases are anything to go by it will be very similar to 17.10 which i guess you are running.  Gnome and GDM being the big changes, unity and lightdm being retired which i'm not sad to see go.  

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On your laptop, you may want

On your laptop, you may want to run BOINC on two cores only and reduce usage to 25% or so. This should keep your  fans at a low speed.

robl
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I had run ubu 17 for about

I had run ubu 17 for about two weeks and liked what I saw but it had some issues with a couple of browsers I use so I fell back to 16.  I have however always thought (and still do) that the Ubuntu team does an outstanding job.  

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I don't like 17.10. I'd

I don't like 17.10. I'd rather not have to scroll up each time I come back to the PC, even a dedicated BOINC machine. Plus Teamviewer doesn't work with 17.10. 17.04 was ok.

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