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
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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.

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

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/6.10/release/

Visible changes since Xubuntu 6.06
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* 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
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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.

Feedback
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Get in touch with the user and developer community

http://xubuntu.org/help

Report bugs you find in Launchpad

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs



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