On my laptop, that is!
Ubuntu 7.10 Beta is sweet… it has loads of new features, and looks good while doing it!
First up… new/improved icons. Not a complete makeover, but a more complete set, giving Ubuntu a smoother, more integrated look-n-feel, as well as a new tango theme for all those GTK+ apps.
Second, wireless drivers. I like this, as I have a broadcom 4318 wireless card. In short, it works, thanks to the driver from restricted-manager. Network Manager no longer asks me for a password for the connection; it just connects. The irony in this is that my laptop never leaves my desk… and I have an ethernet line coming out of my wall.
Third, automatic printer setup. This could not work any better. I plugged in my printer, turned it on, and a few seconds later I had a working printer, without having to look for drivers or setup files.
Rhythmbox Music player has received some updates as well, with better looking graphics. Other updates including an all-new Pidgin chat, OpenOffice.org 2.3, as well as the latest-and-greatest GNOME 2.20.
It really is the little things that catch my attention, like the “clear” button on search bars. Now, this is simple, and if you told me about it as one of the features, I would have said, “And…?” But it is helpful. Another feature is the mail notification button. This is again, small, but helpful. Dashboard even comes in it’s own window now, so now it no longer blocks my view if I have another window open fullscreen, such as Firefox.
I love 6 month release cycles!