If you're one who enjoys testing out software pre-releases, you'll 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 Ubuntu's website.