Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Here, and Here Is What's New
Last few Ubuntu releases came with just a few modest updates, which is why many of its users presumed that Ubuntu 15.10, named Willy Werewolf will introduce some more innovative changes that will make this operating system competitive with newly popular Windows 10. With the big rise of Smartphone and mobile internet use, Canonical developers devoted more time for upgrading Ubuntu for phones, and introducing Smartphone-to-PC convergence, with Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server. This future hardware will compete with newly the introduced Continuum that enables Smartphone-to-PC convergence in Windows 10. Although Mark Shuttleworth, one of the top Canonical officials announced that Unity 8 will arrive before the end of 2015 and the Continuum, Microsoft succeeded in stealing Canonicals’ thunder, with fast implementation of Continuum software and the release of Windows 10.
Many Ubuntu fans thought that Unity 8 will be released with 15.10 version, but they will probably need to wait for another 9 months and the introduction of Ubuntu 16.04. that will arrive in April, next year. Although Ubuntu 15.10. Willy Werewolf doesn’t come with this intuitive feature it still packs several software changes that make it competitive with new version of Windows, as well as any other operating systems on the market.
Willy Werewolf comes with a few regular software bumps, plus some bigger changes that will make this operating system run at a much faster pace.
Linux Kernel 4.2
This is one of the most interesting updates of the new version and it brings significant changes to the ways this system is operating. It includes:
New AMDGPU driver, that is able to support near-term Radeon GPUs;
Intel Broxton support;
Encryption support for F2FS file-system;
- Ability to import and export filters to MS Office, PDF and RTF;
Improved design, with new icons, menus and sidebars;
New spreadsheet module that includes: table addressing, image cropping, complex formulas and more powerful conditional formatting;
GNOME 3.16 Bump
Scrollbars are not the only thing new Ubuntu takes from GNOME. The system is bumped to most of GNOME 3.16’s features and it comes with various core apps from this free desktop environment. Ubuntu users can also use some of the best GNOME themes like Arc, for example.