My Review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

Ubuntu is an extremely popular Linux distribution. As usual, the servers got clogged with traffic from all the users trying to download Ubuntu all at once. After letting my Ubuntu installation sit for a while, I decide to write a review of it now.

The latest release at the time of this post is Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, released on October 18, 2007. This release introduced some new features. Compiz Fusion was enabled by default, which is a major step up from the previous release, Feisty Fawn, which included these Desktop Effects that were working for the most part fine, but did not perform all that well at times. While you were able to install Beryl, an ancestor of Compiz Fusion, you didn't get that experience out of the box. Now with Ubuntu 7.10, you can enjoy that experience out of the box, provided that you have a capable computer for Compiz Fusion to run on. That brings me to another feature. It will detect what your current computer setup is, and either leave the settings enabled, or disable Compiz Fusion altogether.