Ubuntu 4.10 Preview includes GNOME 2.8
- From: Jeff Waugh <jeff waugh canonical com>
- To: Gnome Foundation <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: Ubuntu 4.10 Preview includes GNOME 2.8
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:23:04 +1000
Heaps of people have been asking what the new company I'm working for is
doing. Today, we released Ubuntu 4.10 (Preview), which includes the most
bodacious desktop in the world... GNOME 2.8! Hooray!
I will be following up to desktop-devel-list with some info about the
changes we made to our desktop. We were intending to ship GNOME as-is for
our first release, but ended up tweaking a number of things which may be of
interest to the project during 2.10.
Anyway, here's a snippet from our release announcement so you can leap in
and try it out. We're very proud to be shipping a kickarse GNOME Desktop in
Announcing Ubuntu 4.10 Preview
Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the breadth of
Debian with a focused selection of packages, regular releases (every
six months) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of
security and technical support for every release.
[ See http://www.ubuntulinux.org for more info, and links to all of our
online resources. The complete announcement mail is available in our mailing
list archives on http://lists.ubuntulinux.org/archives/ubuntu-announce/ ]
Warty Warthog Features
* Simple and FAST Installation
Ubuntu comes on a single CD, with thousands of extra packages
available online. The install is optimised for speed and
simplicity. Ubuntu has excellent support for laptops (both x86 based
and Powerbook / iBook PPC based), and can also be setup in a
minimalist server configuration.
* GNOME 2.8
Ubuntu is the first distribution to ship Gnome 2.8, on the day of
its release - be the first on your street to try it!
* Firefox 0.9
We plan to include Firefox 1.0 for the gold release of Warty Warthog
* First class productivity software
Evolution 2.0 and OpenOffice.org 1.1.2
* XFree86 4.3 with improved hardware support
Our XFree86 packages have been updated to support plenty of new
hardware. We also have worked hard to detect as much hardware as
possible, simplifying the X install considerably. We plan to ship
X.org with our next release, due in April 2005.
What's all that about? http://www.no-name-yet.com/
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