Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 is Now Available for Download With New Features


ubuntu-willy-werewolfShort Bytes: The Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 (Wily Werewolf) is available for download. This is the very first release in the Ubuntu 15.10 development cycle.

Canonical has released the Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 and the OS images are available for download. This comes in Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin flavors.

However, the regular version of Ubuntu will be issuing its first, and only, beta release next month. Let’s take a look at the new features in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1.

New features in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1:

Let’s take a look at the changes that will come to different members of the Ubuntu family-

Image: OMGUbuntu!

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1: This flavour is greeted with the biggest changes and it brings the new shiny Plasma 5.4 desktop as default. It also embraces the latest KDE Applications 15.08 suite.

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1: It comes with the most of the GNOME 3.16 features. You get to experience GNOME-Shell 3.16, multiple GNOME 3.16 applications and the new GNOME Photos.

Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1: You can see few bug fixes in this release and it’s focussed on the new LxQt desktop’s shipping in time i.e. in October 2016.

Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1: It brings Abiword and updates the default Xubuntu app stack comprising of newer gMusicBrowser, nimble Thunar file manager, and LightDM-GTK-Greeter.

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1: It brings a new MATE welcome tool and graduates the MATE desktop version to 1.10. Beta 1 also brings along updated MATE Tweak Tool and provides Deja Dup backup facility into the Caja file manager.

Download the images here:

Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1 Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1

As we already know, beta releases come with lots of bugs and it isn’t recommended to use it as your default OS. The final Ubuntu 15.10 comes on October 22, 215. Save the date.

With inputs from OMGUbuntu!

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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