Ubuntu 7.10 tribe 5 alpha release now available

By on August 24, 2007, 2:41 PM
If you're one who enjoys testing out software pre-releases, youíll be happy to know that Ubuntu developers have taken the wraps off the fifth update to the upcoming "Gutsy Gibbon" version of the increasingly-popular Linux distro. The "Tribe 5" alpha release previews many of the significant features planned for the final release, which is due in late October.

New in this release is the inclusion of GNOME 2.20.0 beta 1, which was unveiled earlier this week. Other additions include an improved graphics hardware settings tool, a new printer management system, and a new plug-in finder wizard for Firefox, as well as with an integrated extensions manager. The latest alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10 is now available for download. You can learn about the new features in detail at Ubuntuís website.

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kitty500cat said:
I tried to upgrade to Gutsy but didn't really know what I was doing. I ended up reformatting.
jesse_hz said:
To anyone thinking about trying out the early release: If you quit the upgrade process before it's done, you're often gonna get a borked install. Don't try to upgrade unless you have time (and bandwidth!) to let the upgrade finish.
kitty500cat said:
That might be what happened to me. I think it did work somewhat after the upgrade, and some areas were cooler (Flash worked better in Opera, and wireless network security support was improved), but eventually it didn't boot properly.
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