BetaNews: Ubuntu Linux 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ Alpha 1 now available for download . “While details about changes and such are virtually non-existent, you can download Alpha 1 for testing. The Artful Aardvark operating system is only available in four flavors for now — Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, and Lubuntu Next. Not familiar with that last one? That is because it is a new experimental version of Lubuntu that uses LXQt instead of LXDE.” Hmmmm.. have to take a look at Lubuntu Next.