Well, that time has finally come, and the latest release of Ubuntu, version 7.10, codenamed “Gutsy Gibbon” is finally out, officially, for real, as certified personally by members of the release team on IRC! Please use bittorrent to download it if possible, as the server load is immense (as you can imagine). Detailed torrent info with hashes is available here.
Now, while everyone is downloading, installing, seeding, and being giddy, I’d like to take a moment to point out the new features that interest me personally. This is of course no indication of which ones are most important, nor a comprehensive list - just what I like. :)
This is pretty huge. The ability to fill out PDF forms is crucial for everything from annual tax filings to immigration applications, and it’s extremely useful to have the default PDF viewer able to do this rather than needing a separate application.