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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There's a month to go before the next Ubuntu release, 7.10 aka Gutsy Gibbon, hits the download servers. A September 4 daily build shows a number of improvements over the 7.04 release which was named Feisty Fawn.
The 7.04 release was examined in April and there were plenty of reasons to be disappointed. The Gibbon has improved in several noticeable areas.
One must point out here that the PC on which the testing of 7.10 was conducted was built sometime in March; it's got mainly regulation hardware, nothing fancy. A Gigabyte integrated motherboard, two gig of RAM and an AMD64 dual core processor are the main bits. The emphasis was on functionality as far as the Ubuntu daily build is concerned. When Feisty was examined, the PC used was a much older one.
There is no change in the installation procedure but then this was already streamlined and efficient. There is a stage during the installation at which one can migrate accounts over from a Windows installation - if one exists on the PC in question.