Ubuntu 7.10 of the popular desktop Linux distribution has landed.
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.
- 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.
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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.