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First look at Ubuntu Fesity Fawn Herd 1

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I recently got Feisty Fawn Herd 1 (the first testing release) up and running in a Virtual Machine to take a look. While this is a testing distro does contain bugs, it’s interesting to look at what’s coming down the line for April of ‘07.

As with the previous several versions of Ubuntu, Feisty boots into a liveCD from which you can install. Note the familiar brown background in the image above.

The install went without a hitch into a virtual 10GB disk. As soon as the install completed and I logged into the desktop for the first time I noticed that there were 186 additional software updates to download.

Having done that I decided to have a look around.

As you can see there is a new kernel involved. Currently Fiesty Herd 1 is running 2.6.19 with plans to move to 2.6.20 when it’s available.

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Another Feisty Fawn Quick Look

I decided to download and have a look at the Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.04 beta (Note - I carried out this installation into a VMware virtual machine).

Overall, I was impressed by the beta, but I did run into crashes and problems (pretty much immediately after installing - something I've not seen with previous installations of Ubuntu I carried out).

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