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Ubuntu releases plan for 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Kubuntu desktopIt seems like just yesterday that the Ubuntu team released Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. But Ubuntu has a 6 month release schedule, so you can expect a new version in October. Last night, a message was sent to the Ubuntu development mailing list outlining the planned feature set for Gutsy Gibbon.

In a nutshell, Ubuntu 7.10 will use the 2.6.22 kernel, and include GNOME desktop 2.2 or KDE 3.5.7 for Kubuntu (with packages for KDE 4.0 release candidate two for anyone who wants to check it out). This should be the first Ubuntu distribution to include the recently merged Compiz and Beryl 3D desktop manager.

Ubuntu 7.10 will also be the first release to include a mobile/embedded distribution for mobile phones and handheld devices. We'll be interested to see how it stacks up against the existing Linux ports for PDAs and handheld computers.

Since Ubuntu is released on a time-based schedule, rather than a feature-based one, it's possible that some of these features might not make it into Gutsy Gibbon. But it's also possible that the final release will include features not mentioned in the plan.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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