Xubuntu 16.04 released, Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software


The Xubuntu team has just announced the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. A notable change in this release is the replacement of Ubuntu Software Center with GNOME software.

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Highlights and Known Issues


  • New community wallpapers
  • Ubuntu Software Centre replaced by GNOME Software

Known Issues

  • Thunar is the subject of a few bugs, though they all appear to revolve around similar issues. We have 2 patches applied that, while not completely fixing the issue, do lessen the impact.
  • When returning from lock, the cursor disappears on the desktop, you can bring the cursor back with Ctrl+Alt+F1 followed byCtrl+Alt+F7
  • Mugshot crashes when capturing image with camera. Camera currently disabled.
  • Albatross, Bluebird and Orion GTK+ themes have been dropped since they do not support newer GTK3 versions

Changes for other version

  • 14.10
    • New Xfce Power Manager plugin is added to the panel
    • Items in the alt-tab dialog can now be clicked with the mouse
    • Change from gksudo to pkexec, pkexec policy files included for thunar and mousepad
  • 15.04
    • New/Updated Xubuntu Light/Dark colorschemes in Mousepad, Terminal
    • Mousepad colorscheme set to Xubuntu Light by default
    • Better appearance for QT applications out of the box (default to GTK theme)
    • Xfce4 Panel Switch for backup and restoration of panels. Included are 5 preset panel layouts.
  • 15.10
    • LibreOffice Calc and Writer are now included. These applications replace Gnumeric and Abiword respectively.
    • A new theme for LibreOffice, libreoffice-style-elementary is also included.<
    • Greybird accessibility icons for window manager.

See changelog for full details


Download: Xubuntu-Desktop-16.04-amd64.iso

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