Ayer, Canonical publicó la versión 15.10 de Ubuntu, una de las distribuciones de Linux más populares (y que sirve de base para otras que también tienen gran cantidad de seguidores, como Linux Mint).
La versión 15.10 se llama Wily Werewolf e incluye el kernel de Linux 4.2 y otras novedades de software (incluyendo un soporte mejorado para los chips gráficos de AMD), aunque por su cadencia bianual no hay demasiados cambios respecto de la versión liberada en abril último. También se actualizó el resto de las versiones ( Ubuntu MATE, xubuntu, kubuntu, etcétera).
El mínimo cambio visual en Unity (la interfaz de usuario que eligió Canonical) está en las barras de scroll, que antes aparecían sólo cuando se acercaba el mouse y ahora siguen los lineamientos de Gnome 3.16 (siempre presentes).
Los grandes cambios llegarán con Unity 8 (en 2016), la versión que finalmente ofrecerá -en teoría- la demorada plataforma para usar un smartphone con Ubuntu como una PC (al estilo del Continuum de Windows 10), tal como declaró la compañía en mayo último.
Pasar a la nueva versión de Ubuntu desde una previa es tan sencillo como activar el gestor de actualizaciones e iniciar la descarga correspondiente.
Todas estas variedades de Ubuntu, como siempre, están disponibles gratis para instalar en cualquier PC -al igual que muchas otras distribuciones de Linux-; alcanza con descargar el archivo ISO de instalación (de 1,1 GB, en este caso), grabarlo en un DVD o en un pendrive USB ( con alguna de las múltiples aplicaciones que lo permiten) y probarlo en esa PC sin modificar la instalación existente, instalarlo como alternativa a Windows o como complemento de éste.
Todas las descargas a través de Distrowatch:
Kaj Ailomaa has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 15.10, the latest version of the official Ubuntu subproject designed for graphics, audio and media enthusiasts: "Ubuntu Studio 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' has been released. Wily Werewolf will be supported only for 9 months. Changes for this release: the categorization in the menu has changed - still work in progress, but we have gone from 5 main categories down to 3 (audio, graphics and video); the ubuntustudio-controls application is now functional and able to administer real-time privileges for users; Ubuntu has followed Debian in moving from libav back to FFmpeg; as usual, many applications have been updated; special notice for ardour - the package is called ardour3, but the application itself is actually version 4." Here are the links to the brief release announcement and release notes. The live DVD image comes with the Xfce desktop and is available for download from one of the Ubuntu servers: ubuntustudio-15.10-dvd-amd64.iso (2,361MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
Ubuntu Kylin 15.10, an official Ubuntu variant tailored to the users in China, has been released: "We are glad to announce the release of Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 (code name 'Wily Werewolf'). In this release, we have fixed many internationalization and localization bugs in Ubuntu itself and bugs in software written by the Ubuntu Kylin team. All the work that Ubuntu Kylin team does is within the Ubuntu community and ecosystem and, as such, they get back to Ubuntu itself and everyone using Ubuntu can benefit from our work. This release is based on the 4.2 Linux kernel with the support of Intel Broxton. The following applications have been updated to their latest versions: Firefox 41, Chromium 45 and LibreOffice 5.0.2. We have also released Sogou Pinyin 2.0.0.0066. It is not included in the image by default, but you can install it easily from the Ubuntu Kylin Software Center. Besides a plethora of bugs fixed in this milestone, several Ubuntu Kylin specific packages have also been updated." See the brief release announcement (in Chinese) and check out the detailed release notes (in English) for more details. Download: ubuntukylin-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,306MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
Rafael Laguna has announced the release of Lubuntu 15.10, a Linux distribution built from Ubuntu packages, but providing the lightweight LXDE desktop environment: "We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Werewolf. Lubuntu 15.10 is now available. New features: general bug-fix release as we prepare for LXQt; many LXDE components have been updated with bug-fix releases; an update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities); the problematical iBus has now been replaced with Fcitx, with that change the fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean have been added back into the build; lubuntu-extra-sessions - in the past, selecting different sessions (netbook, gaming) was installed by default, but this is now an optional extra that can be installed by those who want this added functionality." Here is the very brief release announcement, so check out the much more detailed release notes for further information, system requirements and known issues. Download from here: lubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (744MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
Jonathan Riddell (who also happened to announce his resignation from the project today) has published the release of Kubuntu 15.10, the new stable version from the official Ubuntu subproject that features the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop: "Kubuntu 15.10 is available for upgrade or install." What's new in this release? "Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop, has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The fourth set of updates to Plasma 5 (current release, including the fixpack) is the default in this version of Kubuntu. Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 15.08 containing all your favorite applications from KDE, including Dolphin. This is the first stability update, and it contains bug fixes and translation updates. 107 applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly. Non-KDE applications include LibreOffice 5.0 and Firefox 41." Continue to the release announcement for further details, screenshots and known problems. Download the live DVD image from here: kubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,316MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
The Xubuntu team has announced a new release of their distribution which combines packages from the Ubuntu repositories with the Xfce desktop environment. The new release, Xubuntu 15.10, swaps out Gnumeric and AbiWord for the LibreOffice productivity suite. The new release also includes version 4.12 of the Xfce desktop. The 15.10 release has the following highlights: Xfce4 Panel Switch for backup and restoration of panels. Included are five preset panel layouts. LibreOffice Calc and Writer and now included. These applications replace Gnumeric and AbiWord respectively. A new theme for LibreOffice, libreoffice-style-elementary is also included and is default for Wily Werewolf. Greybird accessibility icons for window manager. Known issue: gmusicbrowser is known to crash on close." Further information can be found in the distribution's release announcement and a full list of changes and new packages are provided in the release notes. Download: xubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,052MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
Martin Wimpress has announced the launch of Ubuntu MATE 15.10. The new release of this community edition of the Ubuntu distribution is mostly a big fix and polish release which updates existing software and corrects some issues with past versions. "What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 2 release? Here's what changed in Ubuntu MATE 15.10 since Beta 2: Fixed update-manager and do-release-upgrade to upgrade from Ubuntu MATE 15.04 to Ubuntu MATE 15.10. Fixed the openSUSE panel layout, GNOME Main Menu no longer crashes. Fixed ubi-timezone error in Ubiquity. Fixed Caja undelete, which was causing Caja to crash or fail to undelete. Updated MATE Tweak to 3.5.2a..." This version of Ubuntu MATE also includes an edition of the distribution for the Raspberry Pi 2 mini computer. Further information on Ubuntu MATE 15.10 can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntu-mate-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,105MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
Adam Conrad has announced the launch of Ubuntu 15.10. The new Ubuntu release features version 4.2 of the Linux kernel, updated packages of Firefox, LibreOffice and the GNU Compiler Collection along with several bug fixes. "Codenamed `Wily Werewolf', 15.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.2-based kernel, a switch to gcc-5, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity. Ubuntu Server 15.10 includes the Liberty release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features." Further information can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download (pkglist): ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,123MB, SHA256, torrent), ubuntu-15.10-server-amd64.iso (632MB, SHA256, torrent).
The developers of Ubuntu GNOME have unveiled a new release of their Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the GNOME Shell desktop environment. The new release, Ubuntu GNOME 15.10, features a new logo, GNOME 3.16 and the Shotwell photograph manager has been replaced by the GNOME Photos application. "With GNOME 3.16, new logo and new Ubiquity slide show, the Ubuntu GNOME Team is very happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). Wily Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. Three years ago, Ubuntu GNOME has started as unofficial flavor to Ubuntu - see the release notes of 12.10 - and 6 months after that, Ubuntu GNOME has become an official flavor." Read the release announcement and the more technical release notes for further information on this release. Download: ubuntu-gnome-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1,092MB, SHA256, torrent, pkglist).
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