The Preview Release of Ubuntu 5.10 - codenamed "Breezy Badger" has been released
The Preview Release includes both Install CDs and bootable Live CDs for three 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 from the network, a commitment to security updatesfor 18 months after each release and professional technical support from many companies around the world.
To see it all, you'll need to try the CD, but the highlights include:
* GNOME 2.12 -- Very fresh... Released yesterday!!
* OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta 2
* X.org 6.8.2 with wider hardware support
* An enhanced tool for easily installing new applications (see "Add/Remove Programs" in the System Administration menu)
* A new tool which makes it easy to install support for multiple languages (Language Selector)
* Editable GNOME menus
* Applications are now linked into the Launchpad infrastructure (new entries on the Help menus for translation and support)
* Support for writing audio CDs (Serpentine)
* Graphical boot process with progress bar (USplash)
Please download using Bittorrent if possible. The final version of Ubuntu 5.10 is expected to be released in October. At that time, we will mail pressed CDs free of charge. To receive a complimentary copy of the Official Breezy Badger CD -- or a handful of them to give to your friends, your school or LUG -- place your request at the URL below. Remember that these CDs won't ship until after the final release in October. http://shipit.ubuntu.com/