Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Released

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:47


Ubuntu version 11.10, dubbed "Oneiric Ocelot," was released today. The big main feature is the new and improved Unity UI, seen before in the netbook version. This version was announced back in May, and it seems to have it its estimated launch date as it is now October. Next from Ubuntu we will be seeing "Precise Pangolin," which is version 12.04. Its scheduled release date is April 26, 2012. Some highlights of 11.10 will follow, and you can read the technical release notes here.

  • A new Alt+Tab switcher.
  • "Places" are renamed to "Lenses". This feature now also integrates multiple sources and advanced filtering options like ratings, range, and categories.
  • The Dash has a new music lens, linked to Banshee, that searches your personal and online music collections.
  • Better performance of launchers and panel, ported to GTK 3 and GTK 3-based indicator stack.
  • Full support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other script languages.