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Edgy Eft beta later today

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The next version of the now wildly popular Linux distribution, Edgy Eft, is due for its beta release today. As the name suggests, Edgy Eft will include bleeding-edge Linux technologies, with many of the packages expected in Edgy to be beta themselves.

At time of writing, the beta is not available for download. While we wait eagerly, refreshing the page every few minutes, we'll take a look at what to expect in Ubuntu 6.10.

The first thing you're likely to spot is a new init system called Upstart, along with a slicker bootup splash screen that scales better than the Dapper Drake version.

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