Ubuntu 15.04 Vivit Vervet is Here

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is released with average set of improvements and some very firsts. There is not much of a change on the look-n-feel can be felt by the average user but this release is important for some very important first time changes in Ubuntu release.

New Features


Systemd is the new init system for Ubuntu replacing current init system Upstart. Users may see a minor change in total booting time depending on their system configuration.

Unity 7.3

Latest Unity 7.3 is plugged in in 15.04 release and its default desktop environment and contains some improvements from prior Unity releases and bug fixes. Remember the “File, Edit” menus that shows up when you hover your mouse at the top of the screen, well with Unity 7.3 you have an option to set application menus to Always Show.

Kernel 3.19

Ubuntu 15.04 comes with a modified version of the current Linux kernel 3.19.3 with patches.

Basic Application Updates

Generic applications also sees version upgrades and ships with Ubuntu 15.04.

  • GNOME Terminal 3.14
  • Firefox 37
  • LibreOffice 4.4
  • Thunderbird 31.6
  • Shotwell 0.20.2
  • Nautilus 3.14.2
  • Evince 3.14.2
  • Rhythmbox 3.1
  • Totem 3.14.1


This release also includes the first release of snappy Ubuntu Core, a new distribution model based on transactional updates. To find out more about snappy and how to try it out, see the developer pages:

New Default Wallpaper

A shiny new wallpaper is shipped to make the mark for 15.04.

Download Ubuntu 15.04

All the downloads files are available at Canonical official release page.

Or you can visit, ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 14.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 15.04 via update-manager. For further information about upgrading, see:


For a complete list of 15.04 Release Notes, visit:


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