Ubuntu 7

Ubuntu PeopleThe latest version of Ubuntu Linux has hit the streets.

If you’re new to Linux, this particular distribution is one of the most user-friendly ones. You can even experiment with it without actually installing it! All you need to do is get your hands on the CD, put it in your computer, and boot from it. Current Ubuntu users should seriously consider upgrading. And the feature list of this latest iteration is truly drool-worthy.





15 Responses to Ubuntu 7

  1. I've got it, I've installed it, I love it. I wrote an article for HardOCP.com called "30 days with Linux" – it's as if Canonical read the article and fixed all the problems I had with it.

    I did a clean install, and everything was set up – from the first boot of the live CD – in 90 minutes. I didn't need to go to the terminal even once.

    • Yeah, I've read it, and thought it was quite interesting :). We even linked to it :).

      I'll get it up on my system when I get back to work in May, probably on a VM…

  2. I’ve got it, I’ve installed it, I love it. I wrote an article for HardOCP.com called “30 days with Linux” – it’s as if Canonical read the article and fixed all the problems I had with it.

    I did a clean install, and everything was set up – from the first boot of the live CD – in 90 minutes. I didn’t need to go to the terminal even once.

    • Yeah, I’ve read it, and thought it was quite interesting :). We even linked to it :).

      I’ll get it up on my system when I get back to work in May, probably on a VM…

  3. Come on, Kiltak! Dual boot it using Edubuntu. Then your kids can have educational games to play with it too :D

    Release day didn't feel like much for me, but that's probably because I've been running it since January (herd (alpha) 2). Instead, it meant me getting excited that the repos for Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) will open to alpha testing soon.

  4. Come on, Kiltak! Dual boot it using Edubuntu. Then your kids can have educational games to play with it too :D

    Release day didn’t feel like much for me, but that’s probably because I’ve been running it since January (herd (alpha) 2). Instead, it meant me getting excited that the repos for Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) will open to alpha testing soon.

  5. Thanks for the link, I'm on a slow connection so it will take time for the CD to be delivered to my door. I can't wait, though!

    Anyway, I've heard that the desktop effects don't always work?

    Would it work with a 3.2Ghz P4 processor, 1Gb RAM and an ATI Radeon X550 256Mb graphics card?

    And also, are Beryl and Compiz installed by default?

    I'm a newbie at this so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • It's true that the crazy UI effects don't *always* work, but I've only experienced minor problems with them…and that was several months ago after installing them in Fedora Core myself. With Ubuntu, I believe all the necessary software is installed by default, but not enabled. It's exposed in the GUI though, so you shouldn't have to do any terminal stuff to toggle them on.

      Your hardware should be more than capable of running the shiny stuff.

    • With that card it should work immediately, I think. Older Radeons use the open source radeon driver along with AIGLX. Don't try using the closed source fglrx with XGL, and it should be fine (that combo is only for new ATI cards). Compiz is installed by default, but you'd want gnome-compiz-manager to control it better. You can also install Beryl using the Add/Remove programs thing easily.

  6. Thanks for the link, I’m on a slow connection so it will take time for the CD to be delivered to my door. I can’t wait, though!

    Anyway, I’ve heard that the desktop effects don’t always work?

    Would it work with a 3.2Ghz P4 processor, 1Gb RAM and an ATI Radeon X550 256Mb graphics card?

    And also, are Beryl and Compiz installed by default?

    I’m a newbie at this so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • It’s true that the crazy UI effects don’t *always* work, but I’ve only experienced minor problems with them…and that was several months ago after installing them in Fedora Core myself. With Ubuntu, I believe all the necessary software is installed by default, but not enabled. It’s exposed in the GUI though, so you shouldn’t have to do any terminal stuff to toggle them on.

      Your hardware should be more than capable of running the shiny stuff.

    • With that card it should work immediately, I think. Older Radeons use the open source radeon driver along with AIGLX. Don’t try using the closed source fglrx with XGL, and it should be fine (that combo is only for new ATI cards). Compiz is installed by default, but you’d want gnome-compiz-manager to control it better. You can also install Beryl using the Add/Remove programs thing easily.

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