My ISO of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" finished downloading a few hours ago and I've had some time to explore this new Linux distro.
Ubuntu 7.10 is one sweet OS. Visually, Gutsy Gibbon isn't all that different to Feisty Fawn. The theme has been tweaked and is easier on the eye but overall the look is pretty much the same. Anyone used to Feisty should feel completely at home with 7.10.
One of the aspects of Gutsy that feels much improved over previous versions is speed. Everything feels faster and snappier, from loading up the OS to clicking on menus. At first I thought that this was an illusion (new things always seem faster) but then I loaded up the Live CDs for both Gutsy and Feisty on the same system and 7.10 has a significant performance advantage over 7.04. Everywhere I look, I can't help but be impressed.
But there's more to Gutsy than just a tune up. there are a number of new and improved features - I'll cover these in later posts.
I'll have more to say about this OS over the next few days, but for now I'll leave you with a quick screenshot gallery. Enjoy!
Anyone else having fun with 7.10?