BetaNews: Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Beta 1 is here

Ubuntu 17.10 — “Artful Aardvark” — is now available in Beta 1. “Ubuntu 17.10 should be available in October. With Canonical making GNOME the default desktop environment, and killing the much-maligned Unity, this will be the most exciting release in years. Quite frankly, the operating system had been feeling sort of stale lately, so a new default DE should shake things up.”