Yesterday, I booted my Zeisty Zapus Ubuntu on my ThinkPenguin laptop with the intention to play a Steam game. I was greeted by the software updates notification. It asked me if I wanted to upgrade to the new Ubuntu version.
Since I had upgraded in the past from Yakkety Yak, the laptop's original Ubuntu, to Zeisty Zapus without any issues, I decided to go for the newest release.
It took a while to download. That was not a surprise, considering the quantity of new packages that were to be installed. When the upgrade finished, I rebooted and was greeted by a login screen. Interesting, previously, Ubuntu got to the desktop automatically. Artful Aarvark seemed to bring a couple of changes, judging by that.
After logging in, I realized that Unity had been replaced by Gnome. Well, I'm not a particular fan of either, so that was OK with me.
Apparently, everything works. I need to test it more carefully, but I don't have much time currently as I am totally swamped with work and actually, the game I originally wanted to play was to keep my sanity. Unfortunately, I could not play because I ran out of time, but I can play with my new Ubuntu later.