ubermix 2.4 is out!

Posted by Jim Klein On Sunday, March 6, 2016 1 comments
ubermix 2.4 is the latest release, bringing ubermix in sync with upstream Ubuntu 14.04.4 (Trusty Tahr) and adding a number of improvements, including:

  • Updated installer key to newer kernel for better hardware support. The latest key should work with most current and near future devices, including Acer's new Travelmate B117 (tested and confirmed).
  • Better EMMC storage handling on Cloudbook-style devices.
  • Improved support of USB3 install keys - prevents overwrite when no other disks are found.
  • Major Linux kernel update to version 4.2.
  • Major xorg server update to Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) equivalent.
  • Updates to the EFI installer for UEFI devices.
  • Updated Openshot to version 2.0.
  • Added browser-check to default image, which notifies of web browser updates.
  • Cinnamon UI updated to 2.8 stable.
  • Changed the partition layout on the installer key to make it easier to increase the key size for those creating custom images.

Changes you'll notice right away include:

Improved Applets

For example, the Sound applet will now overlay track and media controls over cover art when playing music, and offers more detail for input and output options.

An improved power applet that shows battery state for all devices (like wireless mice, etc.) and offers brightness controls for screens and keyboards.


Also, the window list now shows previews of windows when you point to a window button


Improved Settings

There have been many changes to settings panels including an updated Displays panel that shows not just the device it is connected to but also the port, many new Window options for behavior and alt-tab appearance, and much, much more.

Openshot 2.0

A completely rewritten Openshot with an updated UI and better performance. More about Openshot's recent changes can be found on the Openshot blog.




Easier for Customizers

A new partition layout on the installer key makes it far easier to extend the size of the key to accommodate larger images. For further details, see the Customization page.

All of these additions make ubermix 2.4 the best ubermix yet. Click Download and Install above to get it right away, and Enjoy!
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