Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Release Schedule

Ubuntu 17.10, which is codenamed the Artful Aardvark, is currently penciled in to ship on 19th October, 2016. The release date Ubuntu 17.10 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-October, after a long time Ubuntu making Gnome its default desktop environment, Ubuntu community can help iron this transition from Unity to Gnome by testing pre-release version.
Artful Aardvark is a short-term support release for 9 months including selected application updates, critical security updates and bugs fixes.