All Systems Go for Ubuntu 7.10 Linux Desktop Launch

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-10-15 Print this article Print

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth says the latest desktop version of the popular Ubuntu Linux is ready to roll.

Canonical, Ubuntu Linux distributions commercial sponsor, has announced that the release version of Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition will launch Oct. 18. Ubuntu, the incredibly popular desktop Linux distribution that seeks to deliver the best of open-source software every six months, will be out in a few days. Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition includes improvements in advanced plug-and-play printing, enhanced browsing and the option of a smooth new user interface built on top of the latest GNOME 2.20 desktop.
The latest version of Ubuntu includes numerous new features. In particular, its hardware support has been improved. Besides better plug-and-play configuration for printers, the new Ubuntu includes automatic firmware installation for Broadcom Wi-Fi cards.
Laptop users will also be pleased to see improved support for display systems. With Gutsy Gibbon, full 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. Read the full story on All Systems Go for Ubuntu 7.10 Linux Desktop Launch
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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