Ubuntu 7.04 release tomorrow, 7.10 named Gusty Gibbon

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    name game is ABCDEFG....

    Feisty Fawn will be released tomorrow, the introduction of 7.10 sounds like Gibbon will be more restricted in using non-open source material than 7.04, if this is the case, 7.04 will be at least a more feature rich distro than any other major Linux distros in the market for a year.

    http://osdir.com/Article9808.phtml
     
  2. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    Update:

    Officially website now provide free CD offering as always.

    as usual, Ubuntu CDs (LiveCD+Installation hybrid disk, try with LiveCD w/o affecting original system, install from inside the desktop, nice and easy) are free to request, u can request it from here:
    https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

    for ppl who like KDE rather than Gnome (maybe because you know apple's safari is based on KDE's default web browser-Konqueror :D ), u can request Kubuntu free CD from here:
    https://shipit.kubuntu.org/
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Tnx 4 the heads up.

    I have played around with YDL in the past, and enjoyed fiddling around with it.
    I have tried Ubuntu on my Cube a few years ago, but lost interest in Linux distro's when Mac OS X 10 matured.
    But, for sheer fun I will give this newer Ubuntu release a try, as I am anxious to know what it looks like nowadays, and how user-friendly it has become I assume. :)
     
  4. flir67 macrumors 6502

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    yeah , thanks for the heads up, just requested some copies
     
  5. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Just requested myself a copy. Have never tried Linux before so will be interesting to see what the 'other' OS is like.
     
  6. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't know (but I will post back once I know in several hours) if Ubuntu still provids PPC version of 7.04. Since Apple is switching to intel chip, there is few space for linux distros to consider for ppc.

    However, you might be able to download it directly from website, the *.iso should be up very soon, so if u want, u can go check at:
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.04/
     
  7. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    The way I read it is that the "more" open source version of 7.10 will be developed in addition to the normal one. So you'll have the standard one with proprietary drivers/apps/etc. and another one with only open source drivers/etc.

    Looks like it will be based on gNewSense, which is a version of Ubuntu with all the non-free stuff ripped out.
     
  8. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Hi dubbz! Nice to see you posting. Been a while.:)
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ubuntu 7 is Intel only, but for those who are interested Debian 4.0 (on which Ubuntu is based) supports PowerPC models.
     
  10. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Hey there! :)

    Ye, it's been a while :p Still a hopeless WoW addict, but I try to check out MR at least once a day :)
     
  11. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta: For Mac PowerPC (PPC) -- Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as well as IBM OpenPower machines.
     
  12. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    has anyone been able to download the release version? Seems they are not updating it and loads of people trying to download it is making the site slow to navigate.


    RM
     
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  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    Interesting. Did Canonical change their mind regarding PowerPC support, or is this the unofficial project's first release? What kernel is it based on (would check myself if Ubuntu site wasn't so bogged down)?
     
  15. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    you probably right, it would be strange otherwise.
     
  16. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    most ubuntu users would find the real debian to be much less user friendly.
     
  17. Peace macrumors P6

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    I haven't found this info anywhere but does the new version support the Intel iMac's wireless ?
     
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  19. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    download a liveCD and try it on disk, of course u should make sure it supports all your hardwares before using it.
     
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I downloaded the i386 version and have had no luck what so ever getting it to work via 'Parallels' or even nativly on my macbookpro.

    Mmm kinda seems messed up compared to 6.04 & 6.10
     
  21. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    i saw several ppl complain about 7.04 on MBP. looks like a big boat.
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep it's certainly looking that way. Cant get it to work on my macpro either - with or without parallels.

    Well there goes my experimentation. :eek:



    Edit... well not quite ;)

    So I tried on a macbook. Still doesnt work with parallels, but Live CD at least does boot up on a macbook.



    After all my trying I finally got to play around - and have one question

    Why the generational jump ? (ie. 6.10 to 7.04) because this feels like 6.11 to me - albeit a less compatible version at that. :(
     
  23. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ubuntu releases distro twice a year, the version number is according to the date of release
    7.04=> April, 2007
    next version will be 7.10, which is in Oct. 07
    6.10 was released last Oct.
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It won't work via Parallels. There have been changes between the Alpha in which virtual drives aren't supported.

    You can learn some more about it here and here.

    ~desu
     

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