As we close in on the release of Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon during the development cycle, we thought we would tell you a little bit about some of the new features and improvements that make the release exciting. So over the next ten days, we will talk about one rocking feature each day until the 18th of October, when Ubuntu 7.10 goes live.So what is in store for you with 7.10? We’ll be looking at the following features:
- Starting today, desktop search via Tracker and Deskbar
- Improved usability for configuring the graphic environment, with features such as Bulletproof-X and Graphical X configuration
- Spectacular desktop visual effects by default, brought to you by Compiz-Fusion
- Improvements in Firefox plugins, including Gnash installed by default
- Fast User Switching for those with shared machines
- Printer auto-detection
- Better handling of non-free drivers (including firmware installation)
- Improved security with AppArmor
- Easier access to your files on Windows with NTFS writing
Exciting times for an Ubuntu user! This series of articles is one to check out over the next week-and-a-bit.
Here’s the first, explaining what we’re getting related to desktop search.