Friday, October 27, 2006

Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.10 Released

Finally, there is new version of my favourite linux distribution :) It includes a lot of improvements such as faster startup, bugfixes, speed optimizations and new themes and wallpapers.

Edgy includes some cool new stuff, including:

  • Tomboy: an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool.
  • F-Spot: a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as Flickr.
  • GNOME 2.16: which in addition to new features such as enhanced power management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more stable.
  • Upstart: substantially faster startup and shutdown, plus bonus high-resolution graphics.
  • Firefox 2.0: offering inline spell check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds.
  • Evolution 2.8.0: which brings new features such as vertical message
  • Proactive security features, preventing many common security vulnerabilities even before they are discovered.
And here are the improvements in Kubuntu:
  • KDE 3.5.5: ease of use, contemporary functionality and outstanding graphical design.
  • Digikam: advanced digital photo management in the box.
  • Guidance: overhauled power management.
  • Hardware Database: helping Kubuntu work on more of your computers.
  • Laptop Buttons: many multimedia buttons work automatically.
  • Zeroconf: easy network-based sharing by just clicking a tick-box.
  • System Settings: redesigned to simplify administration.
The new release of Kubuntu also includes GCC 4.1, Glibc 2.4 and the Linux 2.6.17 kernel.

Right now I am updating, and when I am finished I will post here a tutorial how to upgrade from 6.06 Dapper to Edgy :)
Oh, and here are the download links, if you still haven`t tried this wonderful distribution:
Download Ubuntu
Download Kubuntu
... and have a nice weekend :)

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