Ubuntu 15.10: 9 features you should know about

The day is coming, the day when the final version of Ubuntu 15.10 will be released. Meanwhile we can test the candidate version of it.

It is done Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf by Canonical And although much has been said about it in numerous articles, perhaps there are some new implementations that this version brings us that you should know about. Little by little users will become more familiar with this new version of the distro, but to give you an idea of ​​the news, we present 9 features you should know about Ubuntu 15.10.

Canonical has worked on this version of Ubuntu to have the Final Release at the level of what was expected, and although I do not enter into judging if it is one of the best releases or not, by the quality leap or new features Given compared to previous versions, it is true that it brings some interesting things. I hope that the long-awaited convergence will also come in future versions and will not be delayed any more than it has already been delayed ...

The 9 most outstanding news are:

  1. Linux 4.2: the new kernel is already being used in Ubuntu 15.10 with a lot of improvements, bug fixes, and better support for the new AMD GPUs. Also with other news and improvements in the handling of NCQ TRIM, F2FS encryption, new controllers, etc.
  2. Unity 7.3.2: The new version of the desktop brings small usability improvements, bug fixes, button effects, menu fixes, and certain new features in Dash.
  3. GNOME 3.16 Apps: the included GNOME package pack has been updated to version 3.16.x with some improvements implemented. The terminal has been improved, although some apps like Gedit and Nautilus have remained in version 3.10 and 3.14 respectively.
  4. GNOME scroll bars: now the scroll bars of the windows are superimposed, which we had already seen, but it is worth remembering this "novelty" compared to past versions in which they were not always in view and were hidden.
  5. UbuntuMaker: a command line utility to download the latest version of popular developer tools to make life easier for developers. In addition, it now supports more platforms, new frameworks and services, full Android development environments, etc.
  6. New network device names: wlan0, eth0, eth1, ... are a thing of the past, now they will offer new and more complete network device names.
  7. Steam Controller Controller: we already show how build our own Steam Machine and we talk about the Valve controller, because Ubuntu 15.10 will include native support for this spectacular video game controller
  8. New desktop background: brings new default wallpaper and other new backgrounds to our desktop.
  9. Updated apps: Some of the apps or programs that come pre-installed with Ubuntu 15.10 have been updated to newer versions. Some examples are Firefox 41, Chrome 45, LibreOffice 5.0.2, Totem 3.16, Nautilus 3.14.2, Rhythmbox 3.2.1, Terminal 3.16, Shotwell 0.22, Empaty, ...

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  1.   jorss said


  2.   commentator said

    new desktop wallpaper? O_o

  3.   Charles Solano said

    Thank you very much, Isaac !!! Let's try it ...

  4.   Junior said

    It's Chrome 46.

  5.   Raul said

    I don't know anything about computing, but I had heard so much about Linux that I tried, I don't know how, to perform a test from USB on a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130 Lap Top with an AMD E-240 Processor 150 GHz and 2.60 of usable Ram , 64 bits and an AMD Radon HD 6310 graphics card (I had Windows 7 Home Premium slower and slower) and with the HD almost full). Windows was so difficult to run that I decided to load the test Ubuntu instead. He started running like I had never seen my Lap. It has been updated and now I have Ubuntu 15.10. I installed Gallium Graphics 0.4 on AMD PALM (DRM 2.43.0, LLUM 3.6.2). I don't understand any software, but I think it's wonderful, it runs everything you might need at home.

  6.   ricar2 said

    WTF highlight a new desktop background, what a boludéz!

  7.   Raul villaman said

    Well in my case, I am getting into Linux because I want to learn to program and do new things, I heard about Linux and like Raul I tried it with a USB and I was amazed with the interface and how easy it is to use and Quick. I would appreciate any help regarding how to use it and how to program in it. Thank you, if you can send me the basic commands to my email, I appreciate it.

  8.   Jesus Perales said

    I am a common user of fedora but since I share my laptop I decided to put ubuntu on my laptop, rather xubuntu, I am happy with it, but I wanted to know if it is really worth updating my xubuntu?, I think that at this time the upgrade to 15.10 should already be be more stable.

  9.   Celsotine said

    I just installed Ubuntu version 15.10 on my PC. Very good overall. I have some peripheral issues and would love to get help. Problem 1: My HP Officejet Pro 8100 printer was recognized immediately. But I can't use the 2-sided printing feature that the printer does. Problem 310: I have a Logitech C3 wecam, which does not recognize me and I cannot find a driver. Problem 4110: the same thing happens to me with a scanner, HP Scanjet G7. Therefore, I am getting familiar with the Office applications, which I like, and I will see the rest. Mozilla's browsers and mail managers work perfectly for me, and everything goes much faster than with WinXNUMX. Thanks

  10.   Gabriel Jaime Alvarez Guisao said

    I work with Windows and Ubuntu 15.10 alternately; The truth is, I see that Ubuntu has managed to climb many rungs in its environment in general, it seems to me that free software is genius in general, without detracting from Windows, which is merely a business that the needs of users manage to circumvent; Browsing on Ubuntu is safer, playing on Windows is comforting, and working on both is fine; I use Ubuntu for many reasons and I will not stop using Ubuntu for any reason if I am sure ... my best wishes and congratulations to the people who think of people and who know that Software is a world heritage site, that simple, even if it is a phrase from drawer, they admire me !.

  11.   Gabriel Jaime Alvarez Guisao said

    When Ubuntu paves the field of games and design, then Windows will start to shake the world will be divided in two and that is closer every day.

  12.   victory said

    hello can you help me with this problem: by upgrading:
    Extracting templates for packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    dpkg: error: read error in `/var/lib/dpkg/info/initramfs-tools.triggers': It is a directory
    E: Sub-process / usr / bin / dpkg Returned an error code (2)

    Thank you

  13.   RR said

    What a disappointment.
    After updating from v14, I start 15.10 in command line mode.
    How do I get started in graphics mode?


  14.   Mik said

    I did not change Ubuntu 15.10 upgrade to 16.04 but decided to go back to 15.10 which is stable enough. Details I have never achieved something as basic as booting a pendrive in any way Unetbooting or from the terminal or any other program ... something happens to 15.10 about it ... and well the typical problem of Wine that does not detect devices ... nor Virtualbox..ni even if you install add-ons that don't catch them… and that's all right.

  15.   Mik said

    TO! and I needed to say that the Totem player, which is otherwise the default, does not work, neither in 15.10 nor in 16.04 ... well, but there are other better ones ...