The third test release of Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” has been released. There have been a few changes since Tribe 2:

  • latest Compiz Fusion
  • Gnome 2.19.5 (alpha release)
  • new appearance dialog
  • power profiling
  • improved Rhythmbox
  • Ebox configuration tool (server edition)
  • AppArmor

As it says in the release notes:

Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in October 2007.

I am downloading the desktop CD now, and will update this post once I have tried it out.

[update]

The live CD failed to start on my primary computer (P4 2.8gHz, 1GB ram, ATi X300), it seemed to stop loading with a orange background and a cursor. I think it is the same problem that is mentioned in the release notes:

The desktop CD hangs on a lot of systems, especially slower ones with little RAM. Sometimes it is just slow, sometimes it will hang eternally. If you experience this and waiting a bit longer does not help, try to restart the computer and the live CD. If that still does not help, please use the alternate CD. (https://launchpad.net/bugs/126964)

I also tried it on another computer (Athlon 64X2, 1GB ram, Nvidia Geforce 6100) which I bought last night and I had the same issue. I guess I will try it in VirtualBox then, which is too bad because I was looking forward to seeing the latest Compiz Fusion work.


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