Monday, October 30, 2006

Ubuntu 6.10(Edgy Eft), has been released

From the official site of Ubuntu, the latest version 6.10 has been released. The code named "Edgy Eft" version has the serveral new features, including:
  • 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

Currently I'm using 6.06 Dapper Kubuntu. But there is a memory leakage problem when using Eclipse. Also the stability of some KDE application is out of my expectataion. Therefore, I'd better upgrade to 6.10 and swtich back to the Gnome world. In addition, I haven't tried the Tomboy and F-Spot before but it sounds very attractive.

I'm now downloading the ISO file and hope to share my experience very soon.

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