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Ubuntu 7.10 released

Ubuntu 7.10 of the popular desktop Linux distribution has landed.

Ubuntu 7.10 of the popular desktop Linux distribution has landed.

According to DesktopLinux:

The Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition includes improvements in advanced plug-and-play printing, enhanced browsing, and the option of a smooth new user interface built on top of the new GNOME 2.20 desktop.

[Also], its hardware support has been improved. Besides better plug-and-play configuration for printers, the new Ubuntu includes automatic firmware installation for Broadcom Wi-Fi cards.

Additional features:

  • Full external VGA (projector) support is available out of the box
  • Comes with compiz and Compiz Fusion enabled by default (3-D desktop and other eye candy)
  • Full read and write capability for all Windows partitions, including NTFS
  • Comes with GNOME's new Tracker 0.6.3 desktop search application for free text search (Like Beagle and Google Desktop) as well as structured searches using RDF Query
  • Greatly improved and easy-to-maintain security, courtesy of AppArmor

For more details, you can check out the Ubuntu 7.10 release notes.

Users who are upgrading from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 should follow the instructions on the Ubuntu upgrade page, or you can visit the main Ubuntu Web site.

Do you use Ubuntu? What is your experience with Ubuntu so far?

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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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