1Canonical 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.
2Wily 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.
3Ubuntu 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.
4LibreOffice 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.
5Firefox 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.
6Ubuntu 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.
7Ubuntu 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.
8LXD 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.
9Linux 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.