Good news Ubuntu lovers!! Yes, the second and final beta of Ubuntu 15.04, code named Vivid Vervet, is now ready for download. The final and stable version will be out on April 23, 2015. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. Ubuntu 15.04 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.
Not much. It has mostly the same features and applications similar to Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10. Only a small amount of bug fixes, changes and feature improvements comes with this version.
Ubuntu 15.04 comes with
- Linux 3.19.2 kernel;
- systemd as default init;
- Unity 7.3;
- LIM, Locally Integrated Menus, are enabled by default;
- Compiz 0.9.12;
- Firefox 36;
- Chromium 41;
- Libreoffice 4.4;
- And more.
We expected Unity 8 might come with this version. But the fact is it is not yet ready. No new Graphic server, no feature improvements. Only few things are added and polished in this version. I think it is better to stick with Ubuntu 14 LTS for while till Canonical come up with some new features in their upcoming releases. As we all know, Ubuntu got nothing new since 12.10. There were not much new things in the Ubuntu desktop and server versions for the last three year.
Story behind codename “Vivid Vervet”
Usually, the Ubuntu developers are following a naming strategy. They will use an “adjective” followed by an “animal name” to name the every Ubuntu distribution. So, the Code name for Ubuntu 15.04 comes with the adjective “Vivid” which means obvious or apparent, and the animal name in the code name is Vervet. The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa.
And the Version number 15.04 indicates the year and month of the each Ubuntu release. In this case 15.04, 15 denotes the year 2015, and 04 denotes the month which is April(4th month of the year).
Download Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu Desktop and Server:
Ubuntu Cloud Server:
Download and test it. If you find any bugs, let the developers know. To submit a bug, comments, suggestions, read this link.
For more details, read the release notes.