Announcing Xubuntu 6.06

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Thu Jun 1 13:33:09 BST 2006

Xubuntu is the newest official Ubuntu derivative distribution, using the
Xfce desktop environment and a selection of GTK2 applications.  Its
lightweight footprint is well suited for low-end hardware and thin
clients.  Xubuntu builds on the solid foundation of Ubuntu, with
world-class hardware support and access to a vast repository of
additional software.

This announcement highlights some of the features in Xubuntu 6.06,
download and installation notes, known issues, and frequently asked
questions. Please read these notes before, during, and after
installation and configuration, and before reporting bugs in

== Downloading Xubuntu 6.06 ==

You can download Xubuntu 6.06 from the following URL:

You can also download all architecture types of Xubuntu 6.06 using
BitTorrent and Jigdo.

=== On the Desktop ===

  * Xfce 4.4beta1 including a more flexible panel, many panel plugins
and icons on the desktop
  * Thunar file manager
  * GDM desktop manager
  * Gnome Office (latest Abiword and Gnumeric)
  * Evince document viewer
  * Xarchiver archive manager
  * Xfburn simple CD burner
  * Xubuntu System Tools for GUI system administration
  * Firefox
  * Thunderbird
  * Package updates manager
  * Graphical .deb package installer (''GDebi'')

  * New documentation (''Xubuntu Desktop Guide'')
  * New and more consistent artwork

and more.

In addition, and Gnome CUPS Manager are included on the
alternate CD but not installed by default.

=== Thin clients ===

  * The alternate CD includes an option to automatically install an LTSP
server environment for quick and painless deployment of thin client
  * Xfce and a selection of lightweight applications are provided, to
minimize network overhead and maximize the number of thin clients which
can be served by a single server

=== "Under the hood" ===

   * GCC 4.0.3

   * glibc 2.3.6

   * Linux

As always, Xubuntu includes the very best of the 100% Free / Libre
application software world, and each new release incorporates
countless new features and bugfixes from the global development

== Downloading and Installing ==

Xubuntu 6.06 supports three (3) major architectures: Intel x86, AMD64,
and PowerPC. Depending on your needs, you might manage with less than
some of the recommended hardware listed in the table below. However,
most users risk being frustrated if they ignore these suggestions.

=== Recommended Minimum Requirements ===

To run the Desktop CD at lest 128 megabytes of RAM are required. To use
the installed system at least 64 megabytes of RAM is required but 128 is
recommended. At least 1.4 gigabytes of disk space is required.

=== Known Issues ===

  * The menu editor (xfce4-menueditor) doesn't work as expected, and
might eat your menu. To restore the default menu: remove
~/.config/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml, log out from Xfce and then log in again.

  * Other issues may already be listed here

== Getting Help and Technical Support ==

Technical Support for Xubuntu 6.06 is available from a variety of
sources: from the community, from Canonical Ltd, from recognized
organizations, and from developers directly through open web forums,
mailing lists and IRC channels:


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu or #xubuntu IRC channels on
Freenode, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:


== Reporting Bugs ==

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs
and improve future releases. Please report bugs through Malone:

== More Information ==

You can find out more about Xubuntu and about the 6.06 release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki. If you're new to Xubuntu, please visit:

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