Living on the lighter Edge: Announcing Xubuntu 6.10

The Xubuntu community is happy to announce the release of Xubuntu 6.10, codenamed “Edgy Eft”.

Xubuntu is lighter on system requirements than its better known cousins Ubuntu and Kubuntu since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get more performance out of their hardware.

Included in this new release are:

  • Newer Xfce Desktop Environment (4.4 RC1) which brings trashcan support in Thunar and the panel, accessibility settings for the keyboard, and other improvements and fixes.
  • New artwork for the boot splash, login screen and wallpaper.
  • The more mature gxine media player replaces xfmedia.
  • New printer GUI: system-config-printer from Fedora Core 6.
  • Easier installation of packages with gnome-app-install.
  • A calculator application and a dictionary panel plugin.
  • Better support for users with motor disabilities via configurable sticky keys, mouse keys and an on-screen-keyboard application.
  • Newer versions of firefox, abiword and gnumeric.
  • New LTSP version on the alternate CD for setting up thin client networks.
  • Other changes common to all Ubuntu variants such as the new 2.6.17 kernel, Xorg 7.1 and the upstart init system.

Xubuntu 6.10 is available for download today!

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