Canonical Takes the Wraps Off Ubuntu 15.10 Linux Distro

1 - Canonical Takes the Wraps Off Ubuntu 15.10 Linux Distro
2 - Wily Werewolf Set to Be Supported for 9 Months
3 - Ubuntu Gets Gnome Scroll Bars
4 - LibreOffice 5 Office Suite Is Included
5 - Firefox 41 Is the Default Browser
6 - Ubuntu Provides Security and Privacy Options
7 - Ubuntu Software Center Delivers Application Choices
8 - LXD Container Hypervisor Improves Virtualization Scalability
9 - Linux 4.2 Is at the Core
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Canonical Takes the Wraps Off Ubuntu 15.10 Linux Distro

Ubuntu 15.10, a.k.a. Wily Werewolf, is set to debut this week. Here's a look at key features of the latest edition of the popular Linux distro.

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Wily Werewolf Set to Be Supported for 9 Months

Ubuntu 15.10, also known as Wily Werewolf, is the second Ubuntu Linux update in 2015. It follows the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release in April. The Wily Werewolf release is set to be supported by Ubuntu for the next nine months.

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Ubuntu Gets Gnome Scroll Bars

As part of Ubuntu 15.10, the default desktop interface will now benefit from window scroll bars taken from the upstream Gnome open-source desktop user interface.

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LibreOffice 5 Office Suite Is Included

The open-source LibreOffice productivity suite has been updated to version 5, providing users with the Writer document, Calc spreadsheet and Impress presentation applications.

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Firefox 41 Is the Default Browser

Mozilla's open-source Firefox Web browser is once again the default browser in Ubuntu, though users can choose other browsers, including Google Chrome.

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Ubuntu Provides Security and Privacy Options

Ubuntu provides users with an easy way to clear application usage logs in a bid to help improve security and privacy.

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Ubuntu Software Center Delivers Application Choices

While Ubuntu 15.10 ships with many applications built in, users can choose to install additional apps from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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LXD Container Hypervisor Improves Virtualization Scalability

The LXD container hypervisor gets a big stability boost in Ubuntu 15.10, enabling users to run containers inside a secured hypervisor.

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Linux 4.2 Is at the Core

Powering Ubuntu 15.10 is the Linux 4.2 kernel, which Linux creator Linus Torvalds released on Aug. 30.

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