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on 28 September 2006

Beta release of Ubuntu 6.10 – codenamed “Edgy Eft”

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.

Ubuntu 6.10 will be supported for 18 months on both the desktop and on the server.

To Get Ubuntu 6.10 Beta

Download Ubuntu 6.10 Beta here (choose the mirror closest to you):

Please download using Bittorrent if possible.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to Ubuntu 6.10 Beta, follow these instructions:

The final version of Ubuntu 6.10 is expected to be released in October.

About Ubuntu 6.10 Beta

The full release notes can be found at

Highlights include

  • On the Desktop

    • GNOME 2.16
    • 2.0.4 RC 2
    • 7.1

    On the Server

    • Task selection for easier installation of mail servers, web servers, etc.
    • A pre-release of the upcoming LTSP 5.0 with support for local devices, printers on thin clients as well as language and session selection from the LTSP login manager, network swapping, etherboot support out of the box and many more additions and improvements like network swap support that reduce the minimal requirements for thin clients to 32MB memory.

“Under the hood”

  • GCC 4.1.1
  • glibc 2.4
  • Linux 2.6.17
  • New init system.

As always, Ubuntu includes the very best of the 100% Free / Libre application software world, and each new release incorporates countless newfeatures and bug fixes from the global development community.

Feedback and Helping

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help turn this Beta into the best release of Ubuntu ever. Please report bugs through the Launchpad bug tracker:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but are not sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel on FreeNode, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

More Information

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this preview release on our website, IRC channel and wiki. If you are new to Ubuntu, please visit:

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

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