Ubuntu F-Spot

The excitement continues with the release of Ubuntu 6.10 today! You know what is really amazing with Ubuntu 6.10 is that they were able to make their scheduled release date without having any setbacks. So what’s new in this release?

  • Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool
  • F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as Flickr
  • GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more stable
  • Upstart, a replacement start-up manager offering a cleaner design, eye-catching effects and a substantially faster boot time
  • The latest Firefox web browser, which offers inline spell check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
  • Proactive security features, preventing many common security vulnerabilities even before they are discovered
  • Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message panes

I was really surprised to hear that Firefox 2 made it into this release. We also can’t forget to mention Ubuntu’s counterparts: Kubuntu 6.10 (KDE), Edubuntu 6.10, and Xubuntu 6.10.

The free CD’s for Ubuntu 6.10 are not available so you would still have to get Ubuntu 6.06, unless you don’t mind spending about $4 and waiting two weeks. :)

Alright, on to bigger and better things…Ubuntu 7.04 here we come!