Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 23:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Development plans for Ubuntu 7.10 (codenamed Gutsy Gibbon) were announced last night on the Ubuntu development mailing list. Scheduled for official release in late October, Gutsy Gibbon will include version 2.6.22 of the Linux kernel, GNOME 2.20, and Xorg 7.3. Kubuntu 7.10 will feature KDE 3.5.7 and offer optional packages for KDE 4.0 RC2. Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition will feature some nice additions, including support for Novell's AppArmor security framework.
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Mobile Edition
by sb56637 on Wed 20th Jun 2007 23:53 UTC
sb56637
Member since:
2006-05-11

>>"Ubuntu 7.10 will be the first Ubuntu release to offer a complete mobile and embedded edition built with the Hildon user interface components, which are also used by the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet's Maemo platform."

Any idea if this will run on x86? I want it for my old laptop!

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RE: Mobile Edition
by Eugenia on Thu 21st Jun 2007 00:12 in reply to "Mobile Edition"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

No, this is for ARM stuff. However, I think that the "cut-down" non-compatible versions of OSes are a waste of time. The future goes towards very thin handtops, like the Palm Foleo, but by running x86. It's a real value to be able to install normal x86 packages instead of weird mobile stuff. That's where the market is going anyway.

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RE[2]: Mobile Edition
by s-peter on Thu 21st Jun 2007 06:05 in reply to "RE: Mobile Edition"
s-peter Member since:
2006-01-29

One significant difference is that most mobile devices targeted by these "cut-down" environments use a stylus as the main (and often only) input device. Most users want to use those as "handheld" devices, not as laptops. So the most important reason for having different environments for these devices is not their low power, but to accomodate for different user interfaces. (But of course it doesn't hurt to slim down other parts of the OS as well, and this may even benefit the "mainstream" distributions in the long run.)

While the Palm Foleo is a very nice piece of hardware, it is nothing more than an underpowered notebook. (In fact, there are already several Japanese notebooks out that are both lighter and more powerful than the Foleo). So in that sense, I agree with you that there is no need for a cut-down environment for these keyboard-equipped devices.

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