Ubuntu 7.10 available for download

Posted on Thursday, Oct 18 2007 @ 20:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the biggest announcements today is no doubt the release of Ubuntu 7.10 - codenamed "Gutsy Gibbon". This version features an improved user interface, better support for hardware drivers and various other improvements.

The latest version of Ubuntu includes the following new features:
  • Hardware management improvements - improved plug-and-play configuration for printers, as well as automatic firmware installation for Broadcom cards
  • Improved support for display systems - For laptop users, full support external VGA (projector) support is available out-of-the-box with easy reconfiguration when hardware is switched. For power users this release includes the ability to manage multiple monitors
  • Windows compatibility - Users with a dual partition can read from and and write to files that are on located in a Windows partition (including NTFS)
  • Enhanced user interface – Simple 3D screen effects and graphics enhance the user experience
  • Desktop search – gives users the ability to search their entire desktop, whether for files, folders, chat logs or photos. This capability includes the deskbar applet, a central location on users' desktops for all local and web search operations
  • Firefox plugins - automatic installation of popular Firefox plugins validated by Ubuntu for a richer, safer web-browsing experience
You can download it over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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