Ubuntu 7.10 beta released
The Ubuntu Linux team today announced the release of a beta version of 7.10, the next version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon”, 7.10 includes a host of new interface improvements and a fully automated printer installation.
In an announcement today, the Ubuntu team said the highlights of this release include:
Compiz Fusion, the 3D compositing window manager; an automated printer configuration tool for Gnome; and free Flash support with the inclusion of Gnash
AppArmor: This easy-to-deploy kernel technology limits the resources an application is allowed to access and can be used to provide an added layer of protection against undiscovered security vulnerabilities in applications.
Pre-configured installation options: Mail Server, Print Server, Database Server, and File Server options join existing LAMP and DNS options for pre-configured installations, easing the deployment of common server configurations.
Faster thin clients: Thin clients have been sped up significantly through the use of compressed images.
Dolphin file manager: This updated file manager gives Ubuntu users a glimpse of the upcoming KDE 4.
Strigi desktop search: Another pillar of KDE 4 available now in Kubuntu.
The full release notes can be found here.
Beta versions of Ubuntu 7.10 can be found here.