Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here with interesting tweaks, changes, and updates. A tweak to show menu always is a fascinating tweak in Unity 7.3 on Vivid Vervet. There are some more small improvements in Unity 7.3. The major improvement in Ubuntu 15.04 is the replacement of upstart with systemd that is expected to increase the booting speed of the OS. There are even more improvements, let’s take a look at the complete changes and improvements in Vivid Vervet.
The release has come out with some small and major tweaks that will surely make your Linux experience better. Especially for newbie, there used to be some confusions in understanding how to get menus will be far away. So let’s get started our tour and find out what’s new in Ubuntu 15.04.
Features Introduced In Ubuntu 15.04
Unity Tweaks Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet from the release of the codename is the talk of the town for a small but very helpful tweak ‘show menu always’. In Ubuntu 14.10 the tweak to show the menu on window you’re working on rather than on the top of screen. But now with that tweak, there is another tweak ‘always-show-menus’. Now you don’t have to hover over the window title bar to see file, edit, view, help, etc. menu but they are always there.
Systemd One of the major changes in Ubuntu 15.04 is that the default init system, upstart has been replaced with systemd. With that change, there is an improvement in boot speed. I felt the OS booted faster than before with upstart.
Although there is an option to boot system with upstart in GRUB and it is for in case any user faces trouble with systemd so he can select upstart to boot system.
More Unity & Compiz Changes
- A configuration option to have menus displayed at all times instead of only on mouseover.
- Enable the Dash, HUD, or logout dialogs over fullscreen windows.
- Tweaks to animations for faster startup and shutdown experiences.
- Fixes for various problems that occur only with the nVidia proprietary driver (mostly blank or black windows) (thanks nVidia).
- Full integrated support for the MATE desktop on a par with Gnome2 and Unity
- Refresh of the gtk-window-decorator for Gnome2 support
Linux Kernel 3.19
Ubuntu 15.04 is released with Linux Kernel 3.19 that includes some improvements.
Many packages installed by default on Ubuntu have been updated to the latest packages available. And the updated packages include –
- LibreOffice 4.4
- Firefox 37
- Thunderbird 31.6
- Shotwell 0.20.2
- Nautilus 3.14.2
- Evince 3.14.2
- Rhythmbox 3.1
- Totem 3.14.1
- GNOME Terminal 3.14
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