[opensource] Ubuntu 6.10 Released

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu Oct 26 11:57:09 EDT 2006


Edgy Eft is out!  From the press release:

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The desktop version introduces a host of new features, an improved 
interface and a wide variety of new applications and desktop tools 
making Ubuntu 6.10 flexible and user-friendly. Enhancements include:

* 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, a replacement start-up manager offering a cleaner design, 
eye-catching effects and a substantially faster boot time

* The latest Firefox web browser, which offers 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

* Proactive security features, preventing many common security 
vulnerabilities even before they are discovered

* Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message panes

Read more at: http://www.ubuntu.com/news/610released

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Edgy also includes a pre-release of the upcoming LTSP-5 (Linux Terminal 
Server Project) which would make a great meeting topic if anyone is 
interested in taking it up.  :)

  - jim.

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James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>

Graduate RA - Computer Science and Engineering
               The Ohio State University


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