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Goodbye Ubuntu 7.10

Mar 23, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Pop-Silaghi)

"Almost eighteen months ago, on the 18th of October 2007, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 7.10, codename Gutsy Gibbon. Many important features and updates made Ubuntu fans all over the world extremely happy and eager to upgrade. The default desktop environment for Ubuntu (GNOME) reached then a very important milestone: 2.20, bringing a huge list of changes.

"Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was the first Ubuntu operating system to include Compiz 3D effects enabled by default. Tracker replaced Beagle as the desktop search tool of choice. Also, the Ubuntu restricted extras package was included, enabling users to install almost all proprietary codecs on their system with just a few clicks. Not only that, but the Adobe Flash Player 9 could be installed just as easily, allowing the increasing number of flash-based websites to display better."

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