Ubuntu 16.10 Users will be left without support on the 20th of this month. This has been announced from Canonical, since as usual, it will be 9 months since the launch of this version and therefore, it is time to say goodbye.
For this reason, users of this operating system, will need to be updated to the new version 17.04, the most advanced version of Ubuntu to date. In this way, they will be able to receive updated support and not be left behind.
This does not mean that Ubuntu 16.10 stop working, but even if it works, Canonical will no longer bother to update the software of this distribution, leaving it at the mercy of vulnerabilities that will not be corrected and therefore, to third-party attacks.
Have a team without support is dangerous, especially if you are in work or development environments. An attack or vulnerability could undo your hard work, as well as facilitate industrial espionage and intrusions.
Ubuntu 16.10 the day has come October 13 last year, and now 9 months and 7 days later, he will say goodbye in a definitive way. Users can upgrade to version 17.04 in several ways. Either you can install Ubuntu 17.04 from scratch, or you can upgrade without formatting to the next version, thanks to the Ubuntu update center.
Another option is the installing version 16.04 LTS, which has long-term support until 2021. Many people prefer LTS distributions, as it allows them to have a long support of about 5 years without having to make changes to the equipment. Ubuntu 17.04 will also have short-term support, as will future Ubuntu 17.10, so the process will be repeated on these distributions.
From here, We can only thank Ubuntu 16.10 for the services provided and enjoy it to the fullest these 15 days that remain of support, before definitely changing the system.