The latest version of has just been released Ubuntu 15.10 in its MAT flavor, The coolest desktop for Gnome nostalgics who have wanted to adapt to the new times. With the code name of “Wili Werewolf” (something equivalent to werewolf in Spanish) and based on the Debian 9.0 distro “Stretch”, presents between its main novelties which affect its edition, the following:
- The Software Center is deleted which caused quite a bit of criticism from the user community. Instead a new tool called Welcome to Ubuntu MAT is included, which seems like a good decision given the changes.
- the desk MAT 1.10 has been integrated by default in the update-manager -d i do-release-upgrade, so it is possible to upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 MAT to Ubuntu 15.10 MAT.
- 1 included new tool for selecting third-party drivers that you want to use on the computer.
As in each version, the various programs that make up the traditional distros package have been updated and some minor bugs have been fixed that improve the stability of the system and offer greater compatibility with Raspberry Pi 2.
Ubuntu 15.10 MAT system installation
As with every available Linux distribution, we will start to get the system image from which to perform the installation on the computer and burn the image to a disk or use the ISO file to create a virtual machine. Starting the computer from disk or image we will access the system installation menu that follows the simplified and minimalist tradition of previous versions.
We will select our language and we will choose one of the available options in the environment: test the system to see if it suits our needs and tastes or install it directly on our computer.
Then joint checks will be performed of the installation program, such as the space available in our computer storage units and networking. It is possible to download the latest system updates that have appeared during the installation itself, by checking the box, although this option will slow down the entire installation process. Similarly, there is an option to use third-party software if we have specific needs regarding drivers or connectors. We will click to continue.
In the next section we are offered the different partition options for our drive. As we will perform a clean installation and do not want to get into an advanced topic such as disk partitioning, we will choose the first option that appears by default and continue with the installation. Know that this process is destructive with data and is not reversible, So if you need more information you can visit this specific guide.
Then we can choose our location on a map. This option is intended to adjust the time zone of the system. By default it has detected our region so we just have to click continue.
In this step the system asks us for the distribution of our keyboard through our language. We will choose the default one or change it according to our interests. Then press the Continue button.
In this step we will configure the primary user of the team. We will complete the required data and continue the installation process.
Once this step is completed, the system installation will begin, which will take us a few minutes to get away from the screen. When finished, we will be offered the option to continue testing the distro or restart the computer to really start using the system. We will choose this second option and wait for it to finish restarting the computer. When the computer finally boots we will see our desktop ready to be used.
First steps of configuration
After installing the system, it is advisable to carry out a series of actions that end up setting up our computer to be able to start working. Here are the details general instructions that you will need to apply after the installation is complete of your Ubuntu MAT 15.10.
Update the system
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
Install the VLC media player
sudo apt-get install vlc
Finally, we will access the System Settings and go to the tab Security and Privacy. From here we can configure iThe system to our liking. des Software and Updates, We will select the tab of additional drivers and we will be able to choose those drivers that we want our system to use. With this we have just installed and configured our system.