Ubuntu 6.10

The Ubuntu team is now ready to showcase the next upcoming version of their popular Linux operating system: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. It is currently in the Beta stage but it appears that they are progressing nicely and doing a great job of adding new features. If you are skeptical about installing a Beta release then you should hold off because the final version should be available within a month.

Here are some of the things that are new:

  • New theme and bootup splash screen
  • Tomboy – used for note-taking (pictured above)
  • F-spot – photo manager
  • Firefox 2
  • OpenOffice 2.0.4 RC2
  • GAIM 2.0 Beta 3

If you are currently running Ubuntu 6.06 then you can quickly upgrade to 6.10 if you choose to.

I haven’t tried running this version but Ubuntu hasn’t been very friendly with my laptop in the past. Luckily the wireless does work on it but that doesn’t makeup for the fact that Ubuntu can turn on my laptop’s fans. Sure it is always quiet but if you have this thing sitting on your lap then you’ll quickly notice how hot a laptop can get if it doesn’t have a fan. :)