Ubuntu unveils Oneiric Ocelot update

Ubuntu has taken the wraps off version 11.10 – dubbed Oneiric Ocelot – with few major changes to the open-source operating system.

Ubuntu unveils Oneiric Ocelot update

Oneiric Ocelot updates all major strands of Ubuntu, refining the existing Unity interface that first appeared in the Ubuntu Netbook Edition and tweaking the Dash system-wide search tool.

The release has few major new changes, which isn’t much of a surprise as the next update – 12.04, due next spring – is widely expected to be the long-term support version, meaning developers will be focusing on fixing bugs rather than introducing new features.

The release notes also highlight more of a focus on the cloud and the Ubuntu One service, and support for new ARM subarchitectures.

Ubuntu Server, for example, introduces a technical preview of Juju, which is a tool for service deployment and orchestration on cloud and bare metal environments, and support for the ARM architecture.

For more information ahead of PC Pro’s full review, there’s an online demo of some new features here.

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