Announcing Ubuntu 6.10 Beta

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Sep 28 18:35:21 BST 2006

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Beta Release of Ubuntu 6.10 -
codenamed "Edgy Eft". 

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and
easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages
installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the
network, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds
of other companies around the world.

Ubuntu 6.10 will be supported for 18 months on both the desktop and on the

To Get Ubuntu 6.10 Beta

Download Ubuntu 6.10 Beta here (choose the mirror closest to you):

  United States:

  Europe:                  (Netherlands)         (Germany)         (Italy)

  United Kingdom:

  Rest of the World:

Please download using Bittorrent if possible.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to Ubuntu 6.10 Beta, follow these

The final version of Ubuntu 6.10 is expected to be released in October.

About Ubuntu 6.10 Beta

The full release notes can be found at

Highlights include:

 On the Desktop

  * GNOME 2.16

  * 2.0.4 RC 2

  * 7.1

 On the Server

  * Task selection for easier installation of mail servers, web
    servers, etc.

  * A pre-release of the upcoming LTSP 5.0 with support for local devices, 
    printers on thin clients as well as language and session selection from 
    the LTSP login manager, network swapping, etherboot support out of the
    box and many more additions and improvements like network swap support 
    that reduce the minimal requirements for thin clients to 32MB memory.

 "Under the hood"

  * GCC 4.1.1

  * glibc 2.4

  * Linux 2.6.17

  * New init system.

As always, Ubuntu includes the very best of the 100% Free / Libre
application software world, and each new release incorporates countless new
features and bug fixes from the global development community.

Feedback and Helping

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you
can participate at

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help turn this Beta
into the best release of Ubuntu ever.  Please report bugs through the
Launchpad bug tracker:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but are not
sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel on FreeNode, on the Ubuntu
Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

More Information

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