Ubuntu 7.10 the latest offering from Canonical, named Gusty Gibbon has been released. This is touted as one of the most important releases ever by Canonical mainly because a number of enhancements have gone into it which were lacking in previous versions.
Some of them being :
- Streamlined Firefox add-on support
- Improved devices support such as Printer, WiFi, Digital Camera, iPod and so on.
- Read write access to Windows NTFS partition by default - In earlier versions you couldn't save files to the NTFS partition.
- 3D Effects are enabled by default - But will be disabled automatically on systems which do not meet the minimum requirements. I think perhaps they might be using Nouveau device drivers.
- Novell's Aparmor security has been incorporated. Aparmor is a name based access control which does the same job of selinux but is claimed to be much easier to configure.
- And finally integrated desktop search using Tracker.
Of course apart from those listed above, there are a number of subtle changes such as a GUI for XOrg server configuration and so on. All in all, there is a general expectation among Ubuntu users and Linux lovers in general that this release of Ubuntu is going to be one of the best releases so far. I had covered the expected features earlier.
You can download the latest version of Ubuntu namely ver 7.10 Gusty Gibbon from the following location. Or you can also choose from a list of mirrors closest to your geographic location.
As for me, I am off to download Gusty Gibbon to install on my machine. You can look forward to my personal opinion about this much touted release from Canonical soon.