With a turnaround time that must make Cupertino and Redmond green with envy, Canonical has officially launched the new version of its popular Ubuntu Linux.
Seems like just the other day we told you about the last version of Ubuntu, but amazingly enough yet another new version has arrived. Feisty Fawn, as the latest Ubuntu is known, is now out of beta and available for download.
The main Ubuntu page still hasn’t been updated for the release, but if you head directly to the download page you’ll find the various disc images are ready to download.
Along with Ubuntu there’s typically a release of Kubuntu and and Edubuntu, which use the same code base but, in case of Kubuntu use KDE and Edubuntu, focus on education. Downloads for both Kubuntu and Edubuntu can be found on their respective download pages.
Feisty Fawn brings a number of notable enhancements to the Linux desktop including a new Windows desktop migration tool. When installing Ubuntu next to Windows in a dual boot, the migration tool can detect that and import bookmarks, files and more, making it easier to migrate from Windows.
The latest version of Ubuntu also features easy-to-install multimedia codecs. To get around legal restrictions in various countries the Feisty team has implemented some guided install wizards for those wanting to add codecs.
The other noteworthy feature of the new release is a revamped wireless tool by the name of Avahi. When joining a wireless network, Avahi automatically discovers publicly available machines on that network making it easy to access printers, music and more.
If you’re an Ubuntu user, head over and grab an image of Feisty Fawn and for those who’ve been thinking about switching to Linux, there’s no time like the present and Ubuntu remains a great easy-to-use distro for those looking to dip a toe in the Linux waters.
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