The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features.
Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in October 2007.
These features are showcased for your attention. Please test them and report any bugs you find. If you want to see what the developers have cooking for the next alpha release take a look through the gutsy blueprint page https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy
Upgrading from Feisty
If you upgrade from feisty, please make sure that you have update-manager 0.59.23 from feisty-proposed installed. Then run "update-manager -d".
Barrelling towards GNOME 2.20 - planned right before the final Ubuntu 7.10 - Tribe 2 provides the GNOME unstable branch for testing and perfecting.
The long awaited free flash implementation currently being developed by GNU just got easier to install. Simply follow the instructions on this email: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubunt ... 23825.html
Gnash features better security, ability to play youtube and other flash videos, and is mostly SWF 7 compliant with v8 and v9 soon to come.
Creates a standard set of default directories in your home folder that users and applications can utilize to make user experience more consistent and convenient across sessions, and avoid file cluttering.
Firefox 3 Alpha in Universe
For users looking to experience the cutting edge in browser technology, "Gran Paradiso" (alpha release of firefox 3) is now available from the universe repository.
Compiz Fusion is enabled by default and will bring 3D desktop visual effects that improve the usability and visual appeal of the system. The Gutsy Gibbon automatically detects whether the hardware is capable of running compiz; if not, it falls back to the "metacity" window manager. Additional effects can be enabled in "System/Preferences/Apperance" under the "Desktop Effects" tab.
restricted-manager can now handle drivers which are free in themselves but which require non-free firmware. In particular, it can now fetch and install firmware for the bcm43xx driver (for Broadcom wireless cards) - with just three clicks by the user.
Apport has been re-enabled by default for this Tribe, so that crashes will again be reported and (if the user agrees) sent to the bug tracking system. The bug reprocessing machinery now attempts to detect multiple reports of the same bug and marks these as such automatically.
Download Tribe 2
Get it while it's hot. ISOs and torrents are available at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/relea ... y/tribe-2/
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/rele ... y/tribe-2/
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/relea ... y/tribe-2/
Gutsy Gibbon has bugs! (I bet you're not surprised.) Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve future releases. Please report bugs through the ubuntu bugtracker
If the graphical system does not come up or is very slow, please include in your bugreport a copy of the files ~/.xsession-errors, /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the output of glxinfo and xdpyinfo.
If you want to help with bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help.
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