Ubuntu ends Feisty, install Android, Gentoo cancels release
Ubuntu will end support for Ubuntu 7.04 on October 19. Released almost 18 months ago, Ubuntu 7.04 was also known as Feisty Fawn. Feisty was the first Ubuntu release to include the Windows migration assistant to help users moving from Microsoft’s operating system to Linux. Ubuntu releases new versions every six months.
Google last week announced the first Android-based mobile phone. Google’s open source mobile phone operating system is being touted as a major competitor to Apple’s iPhone. While the T-Mobile G1, as the phone is known, will be available in the US and European markets there are no definite plans for the phone to be launched in South Africa. But, if you’re keen to get a feel for Android then you can install the Android SDK on Ubuntu.
Known for its different approach to Linux distributions, Gentoo has reportedly cancelled its latest release, saying that it was opting for a live, continuously-updating operating system. Unlike most other distributions that provide regular, scheduled, releases Gentoo says that regular releases are “irrelevant” in a live distribution. This release is the second time Gentoo has cancelled in the past 12 months.