Its Here! Ubuntu 7.10 Arrives
The latest and greatest Ubuntu arrived on Oct. 18.Ubuntu users rejoice. Ubuntu 7.10 is here. Ubuntu, the remarkably popular desktop Linux distribution that tries to bring the latest and greatest open-source programs every six months, arrived Oct. 18. The 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 new GNOME 2.20 desktop. The distribution, based on Desktop Linuxs survey of Ubuntus download sites and mirrors, seems to be, as of 11 a.m. EDT, available on all sites. Just because a site has the new release doesnt mean youll be able to download it. We found that about half the sites were already at maximum capacity and not allowing any more users.
Users can also download Ubuntu 7.10 via BitTorrent. In these early hours, we found that the Ubuntu Torrents are not especially fast. We were seeing speeds in the 10 to 20 Kbps (kilobits per second) range. This was due to the relatively small number of seedsBitTorrent sites with the full distributioncompared to the much larger number of peers.