|Ubuntu 11.10 set for October 13 release|
The latest version of Ubuntu, the open source Linux-based operating system, will be released on October 13th.
The upcoming version of Ubuntu 11.10, set to arrive on October 13, promises substantial benefits for users looking for the latest personal cloud and web technologies, as well as those running on older hardware.
“Ease of use, stylishness and key tasks such as safe web surfing, document sharing, office productivity and personal clouds for music, files and photos are central to the Ubuntu experience,” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical.
The new release builds in an extensive collection of applications available for free download and for purchase in the Ubuntu Software Center. The 11.10 Software Center boasts a significant refresh that makes it easier to select software based on ratings and popularity contribute reviews.
An integrated Ubuntu One personal cloud service allows streaming of music from a user's personal Ubuntu One cloud to Android and iPhones, and easily share files with Windows computers. Users get 5GB of free storage.
The central search-driven interface to Ubuntu, called the Dash, has been enhanced in the upcoming version to include instant access to personal and online music collections through the music lens. Ubuntu 11.10 comes with a full backup facility as standard, called Deja Dup, which allows users to back up locally or to the Ubuntu One cloud. The service features scheduled backups and restores from a backup, providing a ‘time machine’ capability.
On the technical side, Ubuntu 11.10 builds on a full update to GNOME 3, bringing with it access to the most modern and stable versions of the highly-regarded application set. The popular cross-platform Thunderbird from Mozilla will become the default email app in Ubuntu, with Evolution remaining as a great option available for download.
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