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    [SOLVED] Kubuntu 6.10 Beta Released

    Kubuntu 6.10 Beta Released

    The beta release for Kubuntu 6.10 (codenamed Edgy Eft) is now
    available for download and testing.

    Kubuntu is a user-friendly operating system based on KDE, the K
    Desktop Environment. Kubuntu is a part of the Ubuntu project and has a
    predictable 6 month release cycle making it a great distribution for

    New in this release are improved accessibility, power management,
    multimedia button support and a hardware feedback application.


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


    United States:


    United Kingdom:

    Rest of the World:

    Please download using Bittorrent if possible.

    Users of Kubuntu 6.06 LTS can upgrade to 6.10 Beta over the internet
    by following the instructions for Adept at:

    The final version of Kubuntu 6.10 is expected to be released in

    What's New?

    For more details of what's new in this release see:

    Here are some of the highlights:

    System Settings:
    The user interface has been redesigned thanks to a review from the
    KDE Usability experts.

    Guidance Power Manager:
    The new power management applet makes full use of HAL to support
    hibernation and battery status on almost all laptops.

    Local network browsing can be turned on with a tick of a box, and
    similar functionality has been added added for printer browsing.

    Hardware Database:
    The Kubuntu Device Database application lets you easily give the
    Kubuntu and Ubuntu developers feedback on how well Kubuntu supports
    your hardware. We can use this information to improve Kubuntu.

    Our great new 6.10 artwork has been designed for Kubuntu by Ken
    Wimer, one of the artists working on the Oxygen icon theme.

    Kubuntu 6.10 Beta comes with the latest KDE and major applications:
    * KDE 3.5.4
    * Konversation 1.0
    * Amarok 1.4.3
    * 2.0.4 RC 2
    * 7.1
    * For developers, unsupported packages of the first KDE 4 preview are

    And the base system:
    * GCC 4.1.1
    * glibc 2.4
    * Linux 2.6.17
    * New init system, Upstart


    If you have comments on this release please leave them on this wiki

    Currently known problems are listed at:

    Please report bugs through the Launchpad bug tracker:

    If you need help see the many support options listed at:


    For more information about Kubuntu visit our website:

    Press contacts are listed at:

    Many thanks to all the people who have helped with this Kubuntu

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    Last edited by ubuntu-geek; October 6th, 2006 at 02:55 AM.


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