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T Minus 16 And Counting

No you geeks, that wasn’t the beginning of a math equation, that is when the next release of Kubuntu will be out. Yes that’s right, Kubuntu! Everyone else shows off the brownage, except for a select few of us, we prefer the blue.

Some of the new things you can expect with Kubuntu 7.10 are KDE 3.5.7, Amarok 1.4.7, Dolphin (new default KDE file manager – Konqueror is still there, don’t worry), digiKam 0.9.2, maybe some Strigi goodness, a new GDebi KDE front end for easy .deb file installation, and so much more. If you are interested in seeing how the changes have been moving along, feel free to read over the following release notes of the development releases:

You know, honestly the release of 7.10 doesn’t excite me much anymore, what does excite me is the day they open up the repos for developers to start working on 8.04. Then a week or so later, it is dist-upgrade time. Hard for me to stay on a “stable” system, even though I have yet to really run into destruction with development snapshots (“knock on wood”).

Anyways, if you are in the Chicago land area on October 21, 2007 between the hours of 10am and 4pm, we will be holding a 7.10 release party as well as an install fest. Where you ask? At the College of DuPage in the SRC building, room 1544. If you are interested, keep an eye out on our broken Ubuntu Chicago website, or take a look at the CoDLUG website. If you can’t wait, this weekend at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I will be giving a KDE 4 talk. Interested in showing up to the talks and the install fest? Take a look at the Install Fest website.

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