Mark Shuttleworth talks Ubuntu 7.10
- Integrated desktop search with Tracker
- Streamlined Firefox add-on support
- Read/write access to Windows partitions by default
- 3D desktop effects are enabled by default on systems that meet the minimum requirements.
- AppArmor security
- Improved printer support (Shuttleworth says they're getting closer to being able to say that if your printer works with OS X it will work with Ubuntu)
First off, our favorite part of the audio clip is about 12 and a half minutes in, when Shuttleworth refers to 3D desktop effects as "bling."
A few other notes:
- Canonical estimates that there are about 6 million Ubuntu users today.
- A number of smaller internet companies have begun using Ubuntu Server as their backbone, including Joost.