Last month, Ubuntu announced the release of a Long Term Support version of Ubuntu 16.04. A few noticeable changes emerge in the official release notes.

First of all, there’s a strong move toward Python 3 being the new standard. This had been coming for a while, and it has finally materialized.

Python 3.5 now ships by default with Ubuntu, versus Python 2.7. Vim is also shipped with a build against Python 3, meaning that any Vim plugins that still require Python 2 will need to be ported.

OpenSSH version 7.2p2 also ships with this release, and it includes several security patches and fixes.

Nginx 1.9.15 is also included by default, as well as the latest stable release of Ceph Jewel.