Today is the official release of Ubuntu – version 7.10 (code name Gutsy Gibbon).
What is Ubuntu: Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is free software.
I am using Ubuntu from one year and a half /summer of 2006/ and I could say that nothing could bring me back to Microsoft Windows. It was “strange” in first 2-3 months and I had spontaneous wishes to turn it off, but after that you get used to it and become quite nice. I didn’t log-in in my Windows from at least 6-7 months.
I realize that I am speaking like addicted to drugs which get heeled, but this is the truth – I like that OS.
This again convinced me that everything is a matter how long are you using it. This thesis I mention in the comments of that Article – no matter what is it, an old tool, vi, vim, PE /never use it/, framework or Operating system the best one is this which you know best. That’s it!
Here is the list of the new features in Gutsy Gibbon:
- GNOME 2.20
- Desktop 3D effects
- Desktop search
- Fast user switching
- Firefox plugins in Ubuntu
- Dynamic screen configuration
- Graphical configuration tool for X
- Fully automatic printer installation
- Handling of non-free device drivers
- NTFS writing
- Power consumption – reduced
- AppArmor security framework
- Additional installation profiles for Ubuntu Server
- Profile-based Authentication Configuration
- Improved thin-client support
Learn more at: Ubuntu.com