Ubuntu Gutsy is the next major release of the most popular Linux distro, due for release in October. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade to the beta version anytime you want, as long as you don't mind encountering a few bumps in the road.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the need for more KDE4 testers. This howto tells you how to get KDE4 installed in Ubuntu Gutsy, importantly with the normally unavailable Plasma widgets from the 'playground' part of KDE, all using Ubuntu's package management, meaning no damage to the system.
The Ubuntu Technical Board has voted in favor of having Compiz Fusion enabled by default in Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”. Compiz has been enabled since work on Ubuntu 7.10 started, but it was not certain if it would make the final release.
Beagle support in Ubuntu has been less than stellar up until this point (across all releases), and unfortunately, the best that we can really hope for in the immediate future is acceptable.
If you are having the error while trying to upgrade to Gutsy Gibbon, this can help you.
The error: current dist not found in meta-release
Ubuntu is on a roll to create the best Linux distribution targeted at the lay person ever. And a number of user friendly features are expected to be included in the yet to be released Gutsy Gibbon (stable version) which is expected some time in October this year.
I recently re-installed my machine using the latest Ubuntu 7.10 alpha “Tribe 5″. There are some things that I thought the public would like to hear about, and also a few bugs I found and submitted. If you are able to duplicate the bugs please follow the links and offer any additional information you can.