"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." - Victor Hugo
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10, code-named "Oneiric Ocelot". 11.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
For PC users, Ubuntu 11.10 supports laptops, desktops and netbooks with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop shell called "Unity", which introduces specialized "Lenses". Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Centre is now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search functionality enhancements, and usability improvements. Aside from updates on the performance side, it's also more aesthetically appealing.
Ubuntu Server 11.10 has made it much easier to provision, deploy, host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data centre infrastructure services with the introduction of "Orchestra". The Juju technical preview allows service developers to describe the deployment and scaling requirements of their applications, in order to simplify and enhance the dialogue between developers and operations teams. For those working on the ARM architecture, a technical preview is also provided for the ARM server.
Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 11.10 in the following press releases:
Standard maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 11.10 for 18 months, through April 2013.
Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is now available in 38 languages. For a list of available languages and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:
Ubuntu 11.10 is the base for the newest 11.10 iterations of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and our newest addition to this release cycle, Lubuntu!
Ubuntu Studio: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/11.10release_notes
Ubuntu 11.10 is also now available on two new ARM community-supported ports. AC100 (Toshiba Tegra 2 Netbook): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/TEGRA/AC100
MX5 (Freescale i.MX53 QuickStart): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/MX5
To get Ubuntu 11.10
In order to download Ubuntu 11.10, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 11.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 11.10 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:
Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
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Kate Stewart, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team