Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 releases now ready for download

Ubuntu has unleashed the first alpha release of the Ubuntu 15.10 development cycle and is currently available for download. Originally October 22, 2015 is the planned release date of Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’.

New Features in Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1:

This Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha release, even all releases are based on the same version of the Linux Kernel, that is: 3.19 unstable, but Canonical is planning to pull the latest kernel 4.1.

Highlights of Linux 4.1 include:

  • EXT4 gains file-system level encryption (thanks to Google)
  • Logitech lg4ff driver improves ‘force feedback’ for gaming wheels
  • Toshiba laptop driver gains USB sleep charging and backlight improvements
  • Rumble support for Xbox One controller
  • Better battery reporting in Wacom tablet driver
  • Various miscellaneous power improvements for both ARM and x86 devices
  • Samsung Exynos 3250 power management improvements
  • Support for the Bamboo Pad
  • Lenovo OneLink Pro Dock gains USB support
  • Support for Realtek 8723A, 8723B, 8761A, 8821 Wi-Fi cards

Visit the Ubuntu Alpha 1 release page to get the download links.

Alpha releases are under development and will definitely contains bugs which is why this is not encouraged for any of the users for daily usage. But if you are a developer or an advanced user then you can taste this, probably to learn or fix the broken things up.

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