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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Released

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Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft has been released on 26th October 2006 with many exciting new features. Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, the world?s fastest growing Linux distribution, announced its latest desktop and server version. Following months of development and user feedback, Ubuntu 6.10 offers a cleaner, sharper design, together with new and enhanced desktop applications and advances in security. Significantly faster boot up times and the best in leading edge free software technologies make the latest Ubuntu the first choice for many new and existing Linux users.

New Features

The desktop version introduces a host of new features, an improved interface and a wide variety of new applications and desktop tools making Ubuntu 6.10 flexible and user-friendly. Enhancements include:

  • Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool
  • F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as Flickr
  • GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more stable
  • Upstart, a replacement start-up manager offering a cleaner design, eye-catching effects and a substantially faster boot time
  • The latest Firefox web browser, which offers inline spell check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
  • Proactive security features, preventing many common security vulnerabilities even before they are discovered
  • Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message panes


Get it while it’s hot. CD images for installation and live demonstration are available for direct download and via BitTorrent. A list of mirrors can be found on the official download page.

Upgrade from 6.06 LTS

If you want to upgrade from 6.06 LTS to 6.10, run the following command (either via ALT-F2 or a terminal):

gksu "update-manager -c"

The “-c” switch instructs Update Manager to look for upgrades. By default, the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS release will not offer that automatically because of its long support cycle and high stability.

If you have a working network connection, it should then inform you about a new release and offer to upgrade your system.

Upgrades with apt-get

If the upgrade is performed on a system without update-manager (e.g. on a server), the upgrade must be performed in two steps.

The first run of apt-get dist-upgrade will upgrade everything except for upstart.

apt-get dist-upgrade

After that, a second apt-get dist-upgrade will finish the upgrade.

apt-get dist-upgrade


Ubuntu Edgy Release Notes.

1 Comment

  1. Hi there!

    Do you have an update for end user hoping to install Engage on the Ubuntu 6.10 system (Edgy Eft)? I follow your installation instruction but I get the following message when I tried to install Engage.

    [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install engage
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    engage: Depends: libemotion0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libewl0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: examine but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    I welcome you suggestion(s). Thank you in advance.


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