Xubuntu 6.10
Posted on: 10/27/2006 06:07 PM

Xubuntu 6.10 has been released:

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

Xubuntu 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.

Upgrading from Xubuntu 6.06

NOTE: There is a recently discovered bug which makes upgrading via the graphical update-manager crash and leave the upgrade process in a state that can only be recovered from by dropping to the command line.

Therefore, it is recommended that instead of upgrade-manager, the command line upgrade method is used by invoking apt-get dist-upgrade.

Neither a clean install from the CD nor the other Ubuntu variants are affected by this bug.

Get the desktop or alternate images for your architecture here and use torrents if you can


Visible changes since Xubuntu 6.06

* Newer Xfce Desktop Environment (4.4 RC1) which brings trashcan support in Thunar and the panel, accessibility settings for the keyboard, and other improvements and fixes.
* New artwork for the boot splash, login screen and wallpaper.
* The more mature gxine media player replaces xfmedia.
* New printer GUI: system-config-printer from Fedora Core 6.
* Easier installation of packages with gnome-app-install.
* A calculator application and a dictionary panel plugin.
* Better support for users with motor disabilities via configurable sticky keys, mouse keys and an on-screen-keyboard application.
* Newer versions of firefox, abiword and gnumeric.
* New LTSP version on the alternate CD for setting up thin client networks.
* Other changes common to all Ubuntu variants such as the new 2.6.17 kernel, Xorg 7.1 and the upstart init system.

The http://xubuntu.org website has just relaunched and is now actively maintained by the community.

System requirements

To run the liveCD at least 128M of RAM is recommended
For installation 1.5G of free hard drive space is needed besides swap space.


Get in touch with the user and developer community


Report bugs you find in Launchpad


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