Ubuntu 15.10: Almost No Changes

Ubuntu 15.10: Almost No Changes

We know that the latest versions of Ubuntu haven’t had a lot of changes and this is becoming depressing for us, Ubuntu users. We want something new which will lighten our heart when we open our PC. But even with Ubuntu 15.10 there hasn’t changed a lot. I think we will wait for other future versions.

It’s been almost two and half weeks since Ubuntu 15.10 was released, but I didn’t write an article about it because I want it to give some days to fully experience the new Ubuntu. But like I said there were some minor changes, and I am not happy.

Below I will tell you guys everything that was changed or improved in this new version.

Features

Wallpaper

Ubuntu Wallpaper

The Ubuntu 15.10 wallpaper created in me the feel of refreshment. In my mind, I see “diamonds in Ubuntu”. Ubuntu 15.10 wallpaper contest attracted just 79 entries from 40 participants.

Unity 7.3.3

Unity 7.3.2 was incorporated in their final Beta. Now in the final version of Ubuntu, Canonical added the latest Unity, the version 7.3.3.

Unity

Unity 7.3.3 come with some changes:

  • The ‘shutdown’ computer problem when screen is locked is fixed
  • Issue with maximised windows when clicking “show desktop”/”restore desktop” button is fixed
  • Active app icons now show unfolded when launcher accordion triggered
  • The issue with ‘show desktop’ that caused window decoration for two windows of same app to vanish, is fixed
  • In Dash, the Non-expandable category headers skipped in keyboard navigation
  • In Dash, the Non-expandable category headers are no longer highlighted on mouse over
  • A new setting to control the show-now delay when you press Alt key
Linux Kernel 4.2

Linux 4.2 comes with the following functions:

  • More support for new AMD GPUs and near-term Radeon GPU’s
  • Support for Intel Broxton
  • Further support for Intel Broxton
  • F2FS file-system encryption support
  • NV-DIMM support
Application Updates

Ubuntu Apps

A lot of core applications are updated. Some of them are listed below:

  • Firefox 41
  • Nautilus (aka ‘Files’) 3.14.2
  • Rhythmbox 3.2.1
  • Empathy 3.12.10
  • Chromium 45
  • Totem (aka ‘Videos’) 3.16
  • GNOME Terminal 3.16
  • Eye of GNOME 3.16
  • Shotwell 0.22
Scrolling

We see a change in the way scrolling behaves in some applications. Ubuntu’s scrollbars have ben removed in favour of GNOME, and GNOME overlay scrollbars have been designed almost like Ubuntu one’s.

Other Features

We haven’t described all of the new features in this article. Some of the features I haven’t fully described are:

  • Steam Controller Support
  • Persistent Network Interface Names
  • Ubuntu Make Support

You see that these are not major improvements. I love you Ubuntu, but you need to add new features. We all, have our eyes on you.

Download Ubuntu 15.10 (Werewolf) here: