Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for Raspberry Pie 2 Coming Out Next Week
The latest version of Ubuntu MATE 15.10 is expected to come out for the credit-card sized Raspberry Pie 2 by next week.
All of the varying flavors of Ubuntu will get updated this week, but on October 22, the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 will be available for RP2.
This version of the OS isn’t a conventional part of the Ubuntu series of operating systems, but it is developed by the same people. The Ubuntu developers now need to provide the infrastructure for downloads. They’re not using Canonical’s servers, so it means that it’s not going to be free.
“Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for the Raspberry Pi 2 will be released next week and we anticipate a surge in downloads. We are putting some cash aside for what we expect to be an expensive bandwidth bill next month. We are going to run some small paid projects for Ubuntu MATE during the 16.04 development cycle. We are saving the remainder of this months surplus for that initiative, the details of which will be shared here in due course.”
It’s what developer Martin Wimpress had to say about the release. Raspberry Pie 2 comes with its own operating system in ‘Raspbian’, but Ubuntu MATE seems to have captured a lot of attention for the tiny computer, and seems to be on its way to becoming the favorite for the system.
You can check out more details for the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 on the Official Blog for the OS.