[News] [P]Review of Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Alpha, ATI's Latest Product (for Linux)

[News] [P]Review of Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Alpha, ATI's Latest Product (for Linux)

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:25:23


Preliminary Review: Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Alpha 2

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| That's about all I have at this moment in time, to go into it in any further
| detail might be a bit pointless. Basically we're getting another Ubuntu
| release which will be good. Version 2.6.22 of the kernel, Gnome 2.20 and KDE
| 3.5.7 (with the ability to have a few packages from KDE4 RC2). It will be a
| belter but it goes without saying that Gutsy Gibbon will be a quality
| release.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series & Linux

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| With the open-source Avivo driver not yet having proper R600 support and the
| official fglrx driver only containing partial support without OpenGL
| acceleration, right now AMD R600 owners are bound to using the VESA driver.
| The AMD Radeon HD 2900XT was introduced on May 14 while the AMD Radeon HD
| 2400 and HD 2600 series were introduced only recently on June 28. Official
| support for the R600 series will likely not arrive in the fglrx driver for a
| few more months, which is very disheartening, and when the open-source Avivo
| driver will provide any R600 support is currently not known.
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Still poor support from ATI, with many eyes on the open source project/s.


Related:

Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 with Compiz Fusion

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1

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| Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been out for less than two months but
| tomorrow we will see the first alpha (or in this case it's called a
| "Tribe") release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. We used the daily build
| of Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon to do some exploring prior to the
| release of Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 tomorrow morning.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 Tribe 1 - A Review?

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| I did not experience any ill-effects while using Gutsy, but I
| was only browsing the web using Firefox. One more note on Tribe 1,
| Pidgin has replaced GAIM as the instant messenger (as expected) and
| the OpenOffice Draw application was added.
|
| Well, there you have it, nothing exciting thus far, but really, do
| not expect much before the beta release in September.
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[Ubuntu Linux Gutsy Gibbon] Tribe 2 released

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| Tribe 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
| released throughout the Gutsy development cycle. The Tribe images are known
| to be reasonably free of show-stopper CD build or installer bugs, while
| representing a very recent snapshot of Gutsy.
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https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2007-June/000311.html


Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 [Screenshots]

,----[ Quote ]
| Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has been out for less than two months but
| tomorrow we will see the first alpha (or in this case it's called a
| "Tribe") release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. We used the daily build
| of Ubuntu and Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon to do some exploring prior to the
| release of Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 tomorrow morning.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Mandriva 2008 Spring vs. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ... and how neither one wins

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| You might remember from my old Ubuntu 7.10 vs Mandriva 2008 story and later
| from the Fedora vs. OpenSUSE vs. Ubuntu on both x86 and PPC that the winner
| of the 'end of 2007 Linux competition' was Ubuntu 7.10 (but only by a whisker
| or so) - and I was actually mentioning that the competition only started to
| get more interesting - so now we are a the end of the spring 2008 and it's
| time to see how things have evolved ...
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It shouldn't be surprising. They use all the same packages. IBM's Linux can't
beat 'HP's Linux' in peer production mode.


Days ago:

FR: Education Ministry encourages Open Source use

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| The department at the French Ministry of Education that is handling
| purchasing of software and software licenses is increasing its Open Source
| offerings to some 1.5 million teachers and education workers in 250
| institutes France.
|
| [...]
|
| The discount agreement with Mandriva is valid for the next four years. How
| many of France's postgraduate schools and universities today use GNU/Linux
| distribution Mandriva is not recorded, said Verez.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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