The first beta releases of Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’ have been released. Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu are taking part in the beta releases. These Beta releases include new features and a glimpse of the final 15.10 release. Let’s see briefly what’s new in Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1.
Kubuntu 15.10 is now shipping Plasma 5.4 as default desktop environment. There is also new KDE applications 15.08 in the release. You can check out more about KDE applications 15.08.
Lubuntu is focusing on taking out new LxQt but for now Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 is shipped with LXDE. This release is a bug fixes release.
Ubuntu GNOME 15.10
Ubuntu GNOME is offering GNOME Shell 3.16 and much more as software updates. Here is the full list of software updates in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1.Software Updates
- GNOME Shell 3.16
- Most of GNOME 3.16
- GNOME getting started guide is included and will run on first login
- Replaced Shotwell with GNOME Photos
- GNOME Music is installed by default
- Bluez 5
- Support to use syncevolution with GNOME Online Accounts (GOA)
- Experimental wayland session is now available. Install gnome-session-wayland and then select “GNOME on wayland” from login screen (Only works with OSS GPU drivers).
Ubuntu MATE 15.10
Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1 desktop version has been updated to MATE 1.10 (mostly) and updated to a new Ubuntu MATE Welcome 1.0.3. You can know more about MATE 1.10 here.
Xubuntu 15.10 replaces Gnumeric and Abiword with LibreOffice writer. The release also includes many updated applications including cafish 1.3.0, gmusicbrowser 1.1.14, lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0.1 and more.
Betas Are BUGS
There is one thing to notice before you install any of the above beta spins of Ubuntu 15.10. All the betas are under development which means they are most likely to have bug fixes and instability. If you’re a regular user of Ubuntu, NOT a developer and NOT interested in testing Beta spins to help team by reporting bug fixes then please don’t try any one of the spins. Instead enjoy your stable release and wait for ‘Wily Werewolf‘ final till October, 22, 2015.