This week is very special for Linux enthusiasts. Yes. There are two big events happened. Fedora 23 Beta version was released few days ago , and Canonical has released Ubuntu 15.10 beta 2. Ubuntu 15.10 beta 2, code named Wily Werewolf, is available for download. This 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 15.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.The Final stable version will be released officially on Thursday October 22, 2015.
Nope. Unfortunately, Ubuntu 15.10 doesn’t have any major new features, or performance improvements. It almost has the same features that the Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.xx versions had. A new default wallpaper, changes in the scrollbar appearance, few bug fixes, changes and feature improvements have been added in this version. Unity 8 is not included in this version too. Disappointed? Me too.
Here is what’s new in Ubuntu 15.04.
- Linux kernel 4.2.1 ;
- A new kernel for the Raspberry Pi 2 has also landed in the official archive ;
- Unity 7.3.2 ;
- Compiz 0.9.12.2 ;
- Firefox 41 ;
- Chromium 44 ;
- MATE 1.10 ;
- Libreoffice 5.0.1 ;
- Nautilus 3.14.2 ;
- Totem 3.16 ;
- Rhythmbox 3.2.1 ;
- GNOME Terminal 3.16 ;
- Eye of GNOME 3.16 ;
- Empathy 3.12.10 ;
- Shotwell 0.22 ;
- And more.
For more details, refer the Ubuntu 15.10 official release notes.
The release notes for the official flavours can be found at the following links:
Ubuntu GNOME: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Beta2/UbuntuGNOME
Ubuntu Kylin: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Beta2/UbuntuKylin
Ubuntu MATE: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Beta2/UbuntuMATE
Ubuntu Studio: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuStudio
Ubuntu 15.10 default wallpaper
Here is the new default wallpaper of Wily Werewolf.
Download Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.10 beta 2 and its official flavours can be downloaded in the folllowing links.
Ubuntu Desktop, Server and Snappy core:
Ubuntu Cloud Server:
Bugs and issues??
Since ,this is an Beta release, you may encounter bugs or issues. If there are any bugs, report bugs using the tools provided.
If you want to help out with bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help. If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:
Have a great weekend! Cheers!!