Ubuntu 15.10 (Final Beta): What has changed?

Ubuntu has released the final beta of Ubuntu 15.10 which for all type of platforms Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core Products.

You can download different versions of Wily Werewolf because they come with different packages depending on which environment do you use. Ubuntu support Unity and it comes with Unity 7.3.2. Still there are no major changes with previous versions of Ubuntu. Let’s see what has changed in our Ubuntu below.
 

New Features in 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 Wallpaper
Ubuntu 15.10 Wallpaper

Wallpaper

The first thing that caught my eyes was the new default wallpaper which created in me the feel of refreshment. The designer did a great job. In this release there are no “community contributed” wallpapers. Ubuntu 15.10 wallpaper contest attracted just 79 entries from 40 participants.

Linux Kernel 4.2.1

Werewolf is supported by Kernel 4.2.1 and here are all the improvements:

  • 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

Linux Kernel 4.2.1 has increased the performance of Ubuntu and also power efficiency enhancements.

 

Unity
Unity

Unity 7.3.2

The main focus of Werewolf was to fix as many bugs as possible and also add small improvements to Ubuntu. Below are some things that are fixed at Unity 7.3.2

  • 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

 

Pre-installed Apps Ubuntu WereWolf (Beta 2)
Pre-installed Apps Ubuntu WereWolf (Beta 2)

Application Updates

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

  • Firefox 41
  • Nautilus (aka ‘Files’) 3.14.2
  • Rhythmbox 3.2.1
  • Empathy 3.12.10
  • Chromium 44
  • 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.

In conclusion this beta was more focused on bug fixes than changing the system. Even there was not a big change, I really liked the vibe when I used Ubuntu Werewolf.

Download Ubuntu 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

You can download Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE respectively on these links respectively.

Download Lubuntu 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

Download Xubuntu 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

Download Kubuntu 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

Download Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

Download Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (Werewolf) Beta 2 here:

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