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Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.10

Category: News
Posted: 2006-10-26 12:25, Edited: 2006-10-26 17:25

Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.10 are out. The difference between Ubuntu and Kubuntu is that Ubuntu uses GNOME and Kubuntu uses KDE.

The Ubuntu desktop version introduces a host of new features, an improved interface and a wide variety of new applications and desktop tools making Ubuntu 6.10 flexible and user-friendly. 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 Flickr
* GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more stable
* Upstart, a replacement start-up manager offering a cleaner design, eye-catching effects and a substantially faster boot time
* The latest Firefox web browser, 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 panes

For as Kubuntu , some of the more interesting features of 6.10 include: KDE 3.5.5 desktop; Digikam photo management tool; Guidance - a new power management system; a hardware database client; support for many special laptop buttons; accessibility profiles; an improved System Settings dialog; automatic setup of non-Latin writing systems.

Ubuntu also has a server verison. The server install CD allows you to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer for use as a server. It will not install a graphical user interface.

THP
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