Ubuntu 7.10 officially released

Ubuntu 7.10 is officially released, and ready for download through a Ubuntu mirror or through Bittorrent. Lots of fans are happy that they can finally start using a non RC (Release Candidate) version. The wired review goes in-depth into what has changes and what is now available in the new version of Ubunutu.

Ubuntu 7.10 is officially released, and ready for download through a Ubuntu mirror or through Bittorrent. Lots of fans are happy that they can finally start using a non RC (Release Candidate) version. The wired review goes in-depth into what has changes and what is now available in the new version of Ubunutu.

Canonical has announced the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 (codenamed Gutsy Gibbon), the latest version of the popular Debian-based Linux distribution. Ubuntu 7.10 includes the GNOME 2.20 desktop environment as well as recent versions of Xorg, OpenOffice.org, and Firefox.

Several significant new features have been added in Ubuntu 7.10. The Compiz window manager, which adds rich visual effects to the Ubuntu user interface, is enabled by default on systems with compatible hardware. Ubuntu 7.10 also includes support for display hotplugging and Bulletproof X, which simplify graphics hardware configuration and make it easier to use multiple displays. Other new additions include automated printer installation, support for writing to NTFS partitions, the Tracker search and indexing system, and a more energy-efficient kernel that will reduce heat output and extend productive laptop usage time.

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Attention Linux, Vista, and Apple fan boys: put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! A 6-month vulnerability report issued by Jeff "Security Guy" Jones has caught the eye of Redmond and the ire of places beyond. The report which bases its security assessment upon vulnerabilities found (not actually exploited) claims that Vista is "more secure than OS X and Linux." In fact, the much maligned XP even crushes the competition using their calculations. Of course, it's worth noting that Jeff is a member of Microsoft's Security business unit which will probably sway your opinion as to the integrity of the data. Still, as incomplete as the assessment may be, it certainly appears to be a good showing for Vista considering the vast community of hackers attempting to thwart its security. Of course you know what Billy G's probably saying right about now? Dy-no-mite JJ!

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