Hey CloudReady Fans!

Today we’re releasing v77.1 to the Dev Channel for all Editions of CloudReady.

Consistent with our previous announcements (here and here), this release will only be available in 64bit builds.

Devices already on the Dev update-channel can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.If you’re interested in previewing this release, make sure you subscribe to the Dev Channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v77:

  • OS Upgrade to 77

  • Fix for 2D video playback slowness on some older Intel hardware: We resolved an issue where Intel desktops from the 2007-2009 era showed, in some cases, meaningful slowdown in their video playback compared to earlier versions of CloudReady.

  • Fix for issues installing on some devices due to CD-drives: We found and fixed a bug where some CD-drives, if they loaded slowly, would prevent installation of CloudReady.

  • Broad touchpad pressure adjustments: We’ve seen, and gotten reports of, a large number of touchpads that lag during normal use on CloudReady in the last 6 months or so. In this unstable release, we’re shipping a catchall-quirk that should adjust pressure sensitivity on all touchpads by default. We expect this to improve the issues with lag but cause no changes on touchpads that already worked well. If you experience a loss of functionality on your touchpad, please contact us.

  • Resume from sleep improvements: For a category of desktops, issues resuming from sleep via USB keyboard or mouse have shown up on recent CloudReady versions. We’re making an adjustment that we hope will fix this issue on many desktops, allowing more devices to resume properly via a USB peripheral.

  • Fix for issues with Nvidia 9400/m GPUs on Macs: A series of Macbooks and iMacs have Nvidia 9400/m graphics. In v76 those machines may show issues with external displays, but in v77.1 that issue is resolved.

  • Fix for install errors on some HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE devices

  • Fix for a bug with feedback-report logs at the login screen

  • Added support for 3 new TPM chips: CloudReady v77.1 introduces supports for TPM1.2 functionality in devices with TPM chips which match the IDs 0x1A, 0x1B, and 0xB. No change should be observed for devices already in-use which have those TPM chips. Read more about TPM here.

Known Issues

  • Intel G33 chipset displays black wallpaper after logging out: Older Intel desktops with G33 chipsets display wallpapers incorrectly after initial log in and log out takes place. This issue does not impact usability.

Unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev Channel users to report those to us in our forums. If you're ok with a little instability, please jump to this new release and let us know what you think and report any issues using the links below.