Code Bytes: Ubuntu 17.10.1 Release: All official flavors available
The ISO and torrent images of Artful Aardvark for desktop and server edition are available for download. Please note that the images for desktop are only available for 64-bit architectures.
The images for official Ubuntu flavors, including Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Budgie, are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
On a side note, you can read our article on the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and stay updated.
Just in time with Ubuntu 17.04 now having reached an end-of-life state, Canonical has put out the Ubuntu 17.10.1 ISOs that disable the SPI driver in its default kernel to avoid potentially causing an awkward UEFI state on select systems that left some users unable to save their BIOS settings, unable to boot from USB devices, and other odd behavior.
It was a BIOS/UEFI corrupting problem but fortunately for affected users a software fix was discovered to make the hardware happy again.
As of writing, Ubuntu.com still isn’t advertising the 17.10 re-released ISO, but those wanting to download Ubuntu 17.10.1 can do so here. The derivatives like Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE have also re-released their x86_64 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” ISOs too on their respective websites.
It’s important to note that this 17.10.1 ISO re-release does not have any KPTI/Retpoline for Meltdown/Spectre mitigation or other changes. So it’s still important to update your system once installed.