Ubuntu 6.10 is OUT!

October 26, 2006 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

As an enthusiast and an advocate, im echoing the hotcake! Ubuntu 6.10, code named Edgy Eft, has been released with many exciting new features.

New features

New Startup Screen


GNOME 2.16

Ubuntu 6.10 comes with the latest GNOME release, GNOME 2.16. After Dapper a large amount of bugfixes and feature additions went into Gnome. Release 2.16 is the culmination of all the hard work that has gone into Gnome to make it more secure, faster and stable. Many applications also have been updated or added.


It is a wikiwiki world out there and now your desktop does not have to be left behind. Beta comes with Tomboy pre-installed, allowing easy note taking and linking.


With Ubuntu 6.10 comes a replacement of gthumb, the photo manager, in the form of the new mono application, F-spot. F-spot allows easy tagging, editing and uploading to various online photo websites, including Flickr.


New Evolution 2.8.0, included in Gnome 2.16, new features include vertical message panes:

Firefox 2.0

Fitting the theme of Edgy’s new apps, Firefox 2 is included. New features in 2.0 include inline spell check support in web forms, restore session that crashed, built in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, improved tab support with undo close tab support, better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds, and much more.

OpenOffice 2.0.4

OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 is also included. This is mostly a security and bugfix release, dealing with specific issues regarding sandboxing of Java applets and macros.

Gaim 2.0 beta 3.1

Gaim 2.0 beta 3.1 is a large leap forward, including a great many tweaks to the UI, Yahoo Doodles, ICQ file transfer, SIP support and much more.


Replacing the venerable Gnopernicus is the new Orca, a scriptable screenreader for the GNOME desktop, further enhancing accessibility features in Ubuntu. Expect some great things from this in the coming months and years. Best of all, it is written in Ubuntu’s favourite language, Python.

New Theme

The new Edgy Theme brings together the best of the art team: a new login page, new desktop wallpaper, and new sounds.

Firefox has a new theme, called ‘Tangerine’, which allows it to blend better with the rest of Ubuntu’s look.

Rounded window borders

With Ubuntu 6.10, we’ve enabled rounded window borders for all corners of the window.


for further details, referenced: http://www.ubuntu.com


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