Ubuntu 15.04 Released – Here’s What’s New

ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet

Canonical has announced and released ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet on April 23, 2015, it now available to download and install on your PC/laptop. This release brings improvements in usability, the bug fixes, a fresh serving of software updates and adds some interesting new features. Here’s everything you’ll find in the stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet.



Ubuntu 15.04 - SystemD

systemd replaced Upstart as the default service and boot manager in all Ubuntu 15.04 flavors, including Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Do consult Ubuntu’s systemd for Upstart users guide if you’re a system administrator or if you’ve created your own Upstart jobs.


Kernel 3.19

Ubuntu 15.04 - Kernel 3.19

Ubuntu 15.04 powered by kernel 3.19 which Btrfs scrubbing support, Btrfs fast device replacement in RAID 5 and 6, ARM Coresight support, NFS (Network File System) 4.2 preallocation and hole punching support, HSA driver for AMD Radeon graphics cards, Device Tree overlays, support for Altera Nios II CPUs, updated Android binder, routing and switching offloading, as well as Intel Memory Protection Extensions support.


Unity 7.3

Ubuntu 15.04 - Unity 7.3

Unity 7.3 is the main desktop environment of ubuntu 15.04. It now includes some minor tweaks like the ability to set application menus to always appear instead of only popping up when you hover your mouse over them.


Compiz 0.9.12

Ubuntu 15.04 - Compiz 0.9.12

Ubuntu 15.04 also updates the compiz window manager to version 0.9.12. it support for the MATE desktop on a par with Gnome2 and Unity, Refresh of the gtk-window-decorator for Gnome2 support and fixes for various problems that occur only with the nVidia proprietary driver.


Locally Integrated Menu

Ubuntu 15.04 - Locally Integrated Menu

Locally Integreted Menu (LIM) displayed by default in ubuntu 15.04. it will appear in the window’s titlebar for unmaximized windows, instead of the previous default Unity approach, which was to always display the menu on the top panel.


New Default Wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 - New Default Wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 has own default wallpaper is predominantly purple and the design concept still using the “origami style folds over a purple-y orange gradient”. Also include 10 Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet community wallpaper.


Default Application

Ubuntu 15.04 - Default Applications

On this release ubuntu 15.04 also updated versions of ubuntu’s default applications including Nautilus 3.14.2 for file manager, LibreOffice 4.4 for Office suite, Firefox 37 for Web Browser, Thunderbird 31.6 for Email client, Shotwell 0.20.2 for photo management, Evince 3.14.2 for PDF viewing, Rhythmbox 3.1 for playing music, Totem 3.14.1 for watching videos and GNOME Terminal 3.14.


Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

The ISO image of ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet are available to download direct from Canonical through your favorite web browser.

Download Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

If you’re commandline addict you can use wget or axel command to download it, example:

wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso

axel http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso

More information about ubuntu 15.04 you can read on ubuntu 15.04 vivd vervet release notes

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