Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” released‏ with switch from upstart to systemd

Ubuntu 15.04 codenamed “Vivid Vervet”, had just been released today. One of the key changes in this latest version is the switch from upstart to systemd as the default for managing boot and system service startup. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.19-based kernel, a new glibc, and much more.

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Ubuntu 15.04 updates

  • Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity.
  • Ubuntu Server 15.04 includes the Kilo release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications – whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86 or ARM servers, or on developer laptops.
  • Several key server technologies, from MAAS to Ceph, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features.
  • This release also includes the first release of snappy Ubuntu Core, a new, transactionally updated Ubuntu for clouds and devices. Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates – a minimal server image with the same libraries as today’s Ubuntu, but applications are provided through a simpler mechanism.

Continuing the excitement of new and interesting products, Ubuntu 15.04 also welcomes Ubuntu MATE to the party as an official community flavour. The newest Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio are also being released today.

See release notes for full details

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Users of Ubuntu 14.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 15.04 via update-manager

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