Linux News Today: Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Arrives for the Chinese Linux Community with Bottom Unity
It’s Ubuntu Kylin’s turn to take the stage now and for us to introduce you guys to the new features implemented in the latest stable release of the official Ubuntu flavor targeted at Chinese users.
Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS was officially launched as part of yesterday’s massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release, and it introduces many enhancements, updated components, new tweaks and under-the-hood optimizations, as well as a brand-new Unity7 design with the Launcher placed at the bottom of the screen, by default.
Powered by the same long-term supported kernel as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux 4.4, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 is also an LTS release supported for five years with critical security fixes and software updates. The Ubuntu Kylin development team proved to be very ingenious this cycle, and we need to thank them for the ability to move the Unity Launcher at the bottom of the screen.
What’s new in Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS
Release highlights of Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) include a more concise and user-friendly lock screen and display manager, Ubuntu Kylin Software Center as the default graphical package manager, a revamped version of the China Weather Indicator, updated Sogou Chinese Pinyin input method, and the latest Kingsoft WPS office suite.
Further improvements to make the user experience as perfect as possible for the Chinese Linux community were added as well in the new LTS (Long Term Supported) version of the Ubuntu Kylin operating system, in particular thanks to a series of Youker tools, such as Youker Assitant, Youker Search, Youker Weather, Youker Fcitx, and Youker Calender.
Additionally, there are various cosmetic changes and tweaks, among which we can mention support for Pinyin Search in the Unity Dash, support for placing applications, folders, files, links, and shortcuts into a single container, as well as the addition of the “Run as administrator,” “Advanced search,” and “Refresh” right-click menu options for the desktop and file manager, and enhanced Chinese language support.