Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) Released

by Jeremy Jones

Ubuntu announced today that Edgy is officially released. Desktop enhancements include:

  • Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool

  • F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing
    and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as

  • GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power
    management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more

  • Substantially faster startup and shutdown with eye-catching
    high-resolution graphics

  • The latest Firefox web browser, version 2.0, which offers inline spell
    check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in
    phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in
    OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and
    subscribing to web feeds

  • Proactive security features, preventing many common security
    vulnerabilities even before they are discovered

  • Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message

Unfortunately, I didn't see anything about the inclusion or automatic configuration of Compiz/Beryl. I'm upgrading the laptop that I'm blogging this from as I type via `apt-get dist-upgrade`. I also plan to install from scratch on a second hard drive, a new server I'm setting up, and my son's laptop. I'll blog back with results of how the upgrade and fresh installs go.