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Networking woes plague Ubuntu 7.10

Canonical's Ubuntu 7.10, which was just released last week, is running into some snags. Also called the Gutsy Gibbon, the newest release of Ubuntu was touted as "delivered on a stable, easy to use and learn platform." However, there appears to be issues with its implementation of IPv6 and DHCP.

Canonical's Ubuntu 7.10, which was just released last week, is running into some snags.

Also called the Gutsy Gibbon, the newest release of Ubuntu was touted as "delivered on a stable, easy to use and learn platform." However, there appears to be issues with its implementation of IPv6 and DHCP.

Indeed, a glance at the community forums for Ubuntu suggests that users are experiencing some headaches for both fresh installations and upgrades.

Excerpt from The Register:

Many HP and Sony users have also experienced hardware support issues with the upgrade complaining that the latest version is less compatible than its predecessor, Feisty Fawn.

Our reader told us that Gutsy Gibbon's Internet access "whether by wireless; ethernet or USB DSL modem is either impossible without some deft work at the CLI [Command Line Interface] or is incredibly slow (mostly from delay in resolving DNS)".

Have you tried Ubuntu 7.10 yet? Did you face any problems with connecting to the Internet?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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