Ubuntu Community Flavors

As we all know Ubuntu Wily Werewolf was released October 22nd, just a couple of weeks back and with it the rest of it’s community flavors that we all know and love. Today I am just going to talk about three of my favorite ubuntu flavors.

Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

Ubuntu Gnome is an official flavor of Ubuntu that features the Gnome Desktop Environment.

 

Features of Ubuntu 15.10

GNOME Shell 3.16

Majority of GNOME 3.16 applications

GNOME Getting Started Guide. Runs on first login.

Shotwell replaced with GNOME Photos

GNOME Music is installed by default

Updated Bluetooth stack (BlueZ 5)

Support to use syncevolution with GNOME Online Accounts (GOA)

Adwaita Dark Theme support for Ubuntu Software Centre

New Ubiquity Slide Show

New logo

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).

Applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10

GNOME Shell. The GNOME desktop environment from where you can search and start applications, switch between windows, etc.

Nautilus (File Manager). An easy to use file manager for organizing your documents, music, pictures, videos and files in general.

Firefox Web Browser. Browse the web with one of the most popular fast, flexible and secure web browsers.

LibreOffice. Create professional documents, spreadsheets, presentations and even more with the open-source office suite.

gedit (Text Editor). A small and lightweight text editor for the GNOME desktop environment.

Ubuntu Software Center. Lets you browse and install thousands of free and paid applications available for Ubuntu.

Tweak Tool. Change advanced settings – appearance, fonts, keyboard and mouse, windows and workspaces. Install extensions, set power options, select startup applications.

 

Download Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

 

Kubuntu    15.10

plasma-screen-desktop-2-shadowPlasma 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.

plasma-screen-desktop-2-shadowPlasma 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.

 

KDE Applications 15.08

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Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 15.08 containing all your favorite apps from KDE, including Dolphin. This is the first stability update, and contains bugfixes 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.

 

Download Kubuntu 15.10 

 

Ubuntu Mate 15.10

One of the biggest improvements to the Ubuntu mate Desktop is the multi monitor supports and the new audio mixer library.

New Changes

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

Remove all deprecated GTK properties.

Make irrelevant UI elements insensitive rather than being hidden.

Fix retaining the current theme settings when switching to Metacity.

Fix Plank not being left running when saving a custom theme.

Fix leaving multiple volume applets enabled when switching panel layouts.

Fix CTRL+C not closing MATE Tweak.

Updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome to 1.0.3.5

Removed Simple Screen Recorder, it is not compatible with Ubuntu MATE 15.10 or any 15.10 flavour.

Remove Synapse, it has an intermitent issue resulting in segmentation fault on Ubuntu MATE 15.10.

Updated the boot screen artwork in the ISO image. Bigger, more consistent, and higher contrast for visually impaired users.

Updated Plank to 0.10.1.

Prepared Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for the Raspberry Pi 2.

 

Download Ubuntu Mate 15.10

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