Tribe 5, the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” is out. It looks like the last few pieces are coming together:

  • GNOME 2.19.90, the latest beta of 2.20
  • display-config-gtk, graphical X configuration tool with dual monitor support
  • Apt-Enabled Plugin Finder Wizard for Firefox, searches for plugins installable as DEB packages
  • Extension Manager integration for Firefox, install extensions with GUI similar to Add/Remove in Ubuntu
  • Virtual PDF printer by default
  • system-config-printer, a new printer configuration tool
  • hal-cups-utils, automatically configures printers when they are plugged in
  • cupsys 1.3 series, latest version of CUPS

Automatically configuring printers when they are plugged in is fantastic! There are many new features, particularly Bullet-Proof-X and the restricted manager, which mean that the command line is no longer needed.

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

[update]
Here are some screenshots.


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