Arriving alongside the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf is the rest of the pack.
Yep, downloads for Ubuntu’s colorful array of community flavors, including perennially popular Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu GNOME, are now live.
Want to find out what’s new in each release? Of course you do, and we’re here to help.
Kubuntu 15.10 ships with the new Plasma 5.4 desktop environment as default.
This brings improved support for high DPI monitors, a new application dashboard add-on and auto-completion in KRunner.
The addition of more than 1,400 New icons also help to give this release a refreshed look and feel.
KDE Applications 15.08 ups the ante on the productivity side with new versions of staple applications, like the Dolphin file manager, based on KDE Frameworks 5.
Ubuntu GNOME 15.10
For Wily Ubuntu GNOME is shipping with the bulk of the GNOME 3.16 stack, including several new core apps.
GNOME Photos supplants Shotwell as the default photo manager, while GNOME Music takes centre stage from Rhythmbox.
A new ‘getting started’ guide runs on first login to help users get acquainted with the GNOME way of doing things; the Ubuntu Software Centre is gifted Adwaita Dark theme support; and the Bluetooth stack has been updated to BlueZ 5.
It might not be sporting the very latest version of GNOME but the changes and improvements on offer are still considerable.
Lubuntu 15.10 is another highly minor bug fix release.
The lightweight LXDE-based distro offers newer versions of core LXDE components, some new icons and artwork touch-ups, but no features.
As we noted a few months previous, Lubuntu 15.10 retires the ‘lubuntu extra sessions’ package from the default install. It is now an optional extra than can be installed manually through the Lubuntu Software Centre.
Ubuntu Kylin 15.10
Ubuntu’s chinese language counterpart is also taking part in the release day melee.
The Kylin Software Centre has been updated to v1.3.6. It adds progress bars for installation progress and other general appearance tweaks. The Youker-assistant app and the China Weather indicator have also been updated.
Like Lubuntu Xubuntu 15.10 features a modest set of changes.
There are new apps like Xfce Panel Switch, a small tool that lets you save, restore, and switch between various different panel layouts.
There are also new versions of core Xubuntu apps, including Catfish, Mugshot, the always great GMusicBrowser and the Orage calendar app.
LibreOffce 5.0.2 is also included.
Ubuntu MATE 15.10
Ubuntu MATE 15.10 ships with the MATE Desktop 1.10 which, among plenty of other things, offers improved multi-monitor support and a new audio mixer library.
New apps and utilities include a welcome screen tool offering tips and app suggestions and a tool for switching between GPUs on NVIDIA Prime capable hardware.
MATE Tweak has been ported to Python 3, adds new netbook panel layouts, and options, and improves window manager switching.