The new product is based on Linux 2.6.38 kernel and Unity interface, which has increased the usable space for smaller vertical screens, and allows users to use the scroll bar less frequently besides undergoing some other changes. Ubuntu 11.04 is characterized by a redesigned control mechanism of desktops, supporting multi-touch navigation of system and quick access to frequently used programs, documents and files.
Other features of the platform include improved system installer, and updated software package, which include office suite LibreOffice 3.3.2, which has come as a replacement to OpenOffice.org, as well as improved installation application manager (Ubuntu Software Center), allowing the possibility of acquiring commercial solutions and trial programs on a remote server before installing on your computer.
Ubuntu 11.04 has been released to public and can be downloaded from the project site ubuntu.com. Setups are available for desktops, servers and cloud-environments. The next version of system under the number 11.10 is scheduled for October release this year.
It is worth noting that along with the final release of platform, life cycle of Ubuntu 9.10 is over. Starting April 29, 2011, there will no longer be any updates or patches for the said platform. Users are encouraged to upgrade the previous version of operating system.