Ubuntu 15:10 Wily Werewolf Review – The same, but different




October is .10-month in the release schedule of Ubuntu. Six months ago saw Vivid Vervet or Ubuntu 15:04 the light. Thursday October 22 for Wily Werewolf or Ubuntu 15:10 the day the final release candidate by Canonical is converted into an official release.

As a popular Linux distribution Ubuntu is widely scrutinized, particularly now that Ubuntu phones have appeared on the market and Ubuntu convergence with the phone or tablet can act as a full desktop, is getting closer. Despite this promise, Microsoft with Continuum is now really a few steps further. Convergence we will certainly not look back in Ubuntu 15:10 and maybe not in the next Long Term Support-version 16:04.

Ubuntu Wily Werewolf

This publication is more a bug fix release, “just like the last few Ubuntu releases, and a good upgrade for people not to sit on the -Cycle lts. Recent AMD GPUs users may need to wait, because the last Catalyst Linux driver has issues with the Linux 4.2 kernel.

Official Ubuntu flavors

Besides the normal Ubuntu version with Unity 7.3.2, also appear Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, -Server, -Touch, -Studio, -Gnome, Xubuntu, and a version for the Raspberry Pi as number two 15:10. The new series runs on Linux Kernel 4.2.1 with improved support for certain AMD GPUs, Skylake Intel processors, various types of sensors and certain peripherals such as recent Logitech mice. Also names for network interfaces now with the arrival as assigned by v197 from systemd / udev that they are “predictable and stable ‘are, which in practice means that the network each time at startup inherits the same name, such as; eth0 remains so eth0 and not the next time eth1.

Furthermore, the OS has of course the well-known standard software in both repositories which are accessible through the familiar installation procedures using the pre-bundled applications like Firefox 41, video player Totem, music player Rhythmbox, photo manager Shotwell, email client Thunderbird 38.3, the LibreOffice suite version 5 and many basic software, such as a scan client and Patience.

Other Applications

Popular software in the Software Center is for instance the open source version of Google’s Chrome browser Chromium, the VLC media player and GParted partition editor. Naturally, applications such as photo editing program Gimp, photo studio Dark Table and vector drawing program Inkscape does not lack it. Simple video editing his contemporaries with OpenShot or one of the many other applications that are available in the software center. Convert videos to other formats possible with HandBrake and sound editing is still doing well with Audacity, though a small GUI update also not be out of place here. Furthermore, avoid many popular applications that are not standard in the repos, mostly for Ubuntu optimized system files, but more on that later.


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