Linux users that have been patiently waiting for the final release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn after the beta version was released at the end of September of this year.
We’ll be pleased to learn that Ubuntu 14.10 is now available to download from Canonical and brings with it a number of new important features and security enhancements.
The latest Ubuntu 14.10 operating system has been created to runs the 3.16 kernel which offers enhanced support for Power8 and ARM 64 architectures. As well as graphics support for NVIDIA and AMD graphics and Intel’s Haswell, Broadwell, Merrifield and upcoming Cherryview processors. Canonical explain a little more :
“Ubuntu is a popular choice for developers targeting the cloud, mobile or devices because it is easy to use, fast and secure. Ubuntu 14.10 introduces the first iteration of the Ubuntu Developer Tools Centre, which makes it even easier to develop on Ubuntu. It downloads all the Android toolkits and their dependencies and integrates them with the launcher in a single command. This is first available for Android and will soon extend to other platforms such as Go and Dart.
The workhorse applications on Ubuntu, including LibreOffice, Firefox, Chromium and Rhythmbox, have all been updated ensuring the latest versions and features are available on 14.10. A new addition to Ubuntu is the ability to watch Netflix with Chrome, so viewers can stream TV shows and movies directly to their Ubuntu desktop. The very latest printers will also benefit from 14.10’s new IPP Everywhere™ support, which means Ubuntu will automatically identify and connect to networked and USB printers without any configuration or special software.”
For more information on the new Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn operating system release jump over to the Ubuntu Insights website via the link below for details and download links.