Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Arrives

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-10-26 Print this article Print

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux has arrived, and its server version has a new, innovative thin-client component. (DesktopLinux)

Its here! Ubuntu 6.10, aka Edgy Eft, is now available for download by worldwide fans of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu Linux. Canonical Ltd., Ubuntus commercial half, announced the release of both the desktop and server versions on Oct. 26. Canonical is claiming that Ubuntu 6.10 offers a cleaner, sharper design, together with new and enhanced desktop applications and advances in security.
It also boasts significantly faster boot-up times and leading edge free software programs.
While Ubuntu 6.10 is not Canonicals primary business Linux—that honor still goes to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS—the new Ubuntu will be maintained for 18 months, with free security updates for all users. For deployments that require additional service guarantees, full telephone and online support on commercial terms is available globally from Canonical and its service partners professional support teams. Read the full story on DesktopLinux: Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) arrives Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
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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