Ubuntu-Pakistan JUST ANNOUNCED: Ubuntu 6.10 (code named Edgy Eft has been released)!

Fouad Riaz Bajwa bajwa at fossfp.org
Fri Oct 27 13:37:20 BST 2006

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed
"Edgy Eft". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate
text-mode installation CDs for several architectures.

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 with a
few clicks, and professional technical support from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world.

Ubuntu 6.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.
Note that the previous stable release (6.06 LTS) is a long-term support
release, and so users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to
continue using that version rather than upgrade to or install 6.10.

To Get Ubuntu 6.10

Download Ubuntu 6.10 here:


  New Zealand:



  The Netherlands:



  United Kingdom and the rest of the world:

To burn these CD images, you will need 700MB media.

Ubuntu 6.10 media can also be purchased from a number of retailers.
For more information, visit:


About Ubuntu 6.10

Highlights of this release include:

On the desktop

This version introduces a host of new features, an improved interface and a
wide variety of new applications and desktop tools making Ubuntu 6.10
flexible and user-friendly. Enhancements include:

* Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool 

* F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing
  and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as

* GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power
  management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more

* Substantially faster startup and shutdown with eye-catching
  high-resolution graphics

* The latest Firefox web browser, version 2.0, which offers inline spell
  check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in
  phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in
  OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and
  subscribing to web feeds

* Proactive security features, preventing many common security
  vulnerabilities even before they are discovered

* Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message panes

On the Server

The Ubuntu server edition builds on the functionality from the previous
release simplifying common Linux server deployment processes. It also
includes a pre-release of the upcoming LTSP-5 (Linux Terminal Server
Project). LTSP-5 offers clients a lower TCO (total cost of ownership),
simpler installation and easier maintenance than typical IT deployments.
With all data stored on the server, administrators have substantially
eliminated the cost of updating individual workstations to ensure their

Enhancements to LTSP-5 include: 

* Automatic network configuration with DHCP service for servers with
  two or more network cards attached -- available with the alternate
  CD installer

* Language and session selection from the LTSP login manager --
  allowing a user to choose from any of the languages and desktop
  sessions installed on the server

* Support for locally attached devices on thin clients -- allowing
  users to access cameras, iPods or USB sticks on the thin client

* Printing support - enabling printing on a local printer from the
  thin client

* Full support for Etherboot


  * Automatic setup of non-Latin input methods

  * Menu item translations included in language packs, for faster
    integration of new and updated translations provided through

  * Ongoing translation updates from the Rosetta web service:


Installation and Upgrades

Under the hood

 * GCC 4.1

 * Glibc 2.4

 * Linux 2.6.17

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. More detailed
release notes are at


Helping Shape Ubuntu

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


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't
sure, try asking on the #ubuntu channel on IRC.FreeNode.net, on the Ubuntu
Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:


More Information

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website:


This is wonderful!

Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Team Leader
Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team
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Tel: 92-42-5030039
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