Ubuntu 7.10 Released Today

The most popular Linux distribution released their latest version today. Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" is now gold and readily available from http://www.ubuntu.com/download. This release qualifies for Canonical's Long Term Support (18 months).

For those not in the know, Canonical is the company that produces Ubuntu Linux. Their release schedule is a religious 6 months, and is reflected in the numbering scheme (7.10 = October 2007). The next release will be 8.04 "Hardy Heron".

I ran Feisty Fawn (7.04) as my primary desktop for the first 6 months of the year, and was thoroughly impressed. I had a few limitations that prevented me from making it my primary desktop:
In any event, if you have never tried a linux desktop, then give Ubuntu a spin. You can download in ISO format as a Live CD. This means, that if you boot with the CD, it will start up a live Linux operating system, without touching your hard drive. You can then proceed to install if you choose, or just play around with the desktop and get a feel for the system.

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