Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu Codename)

Wily Werewolf is the Ubuntu codename for version 15.10 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Officially released on October 22nd, 2015, Wily Werewolf follows the Vivid Vervet (v15.04) release.

The LXD Linux container hypervisor gets a big stability boost in Wily Werewolf, enabling users to run containers inside a secured hypervisor. Ubuntu 15.10 also includes the new OpenStack Liberty open source cloud computing platform that debuted a few weeks prior to Wily Werewolf’s release.

The Linux desktop has been refined for stability and performance in Wily Werewolf, and it now includes the use of Gnome overlay scroll bars, which provide a more streamlined approach to window scrolling.

Wily Werewolf also offers updates across the board for integrated applications like Firefox (v41.0), LibreOffice (v5.0), and other desktop tools. It’s powered by the Linux 4.2 kernel, which Linux creator Linus Torvalds released on August 30, 2015.

What Exactly Is a Wily Werewolf?

Wily is an adjective that means crafty or cunning, and a werewolf is a creature of folklore. Werewolves are human beings that are capable of changing into wolves or assuming the form of a wolf while retaining their human intelligence.

The Wily Werewolf release of Ubuntu Linux was succeeded by Ubuntu LTS Xenial Xerus 16.04 in April 2016.

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