Can I upgrade the elementary's ubuntu base to Ubuntu 16.10?? Will it be safe to do???

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    Is there a specific reason you need Ubuntu 16.10? There may well be a workaround which doesn't require upgrading the underlying Ubuntu install.
    – Mike Wild
    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:38

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TL;DR: Yes you can. No you shouldn't.

Actually this is not exactly the same as "converting an Ubuntu installation to elementary OS" which results in a kind of Pantheon Desktop Environment-on-Ubuntu, the result of upgrading would be something like that as well.

Cf. Can I "convert" a Ubuntu installation to an elementary installation?

So even if globally this kind of upgrade should be "safe", some bugs and glitches are likely to appear, so I would advise against it.

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