Ubuntu 7.04 and Thunderbird 2 released
I’ve been using the beta version of Ubuntu 7.04 for a few weeks, and it’s very nice.
The improvements from an existing user perspective are not too major, but if you’re new to Ubuntu then they are brilliant. There’s a new theme, a vastly improved network and wireless manager, 3D desktop effects enabled at a click, and a host of other tweaks to make the whole experience nicer and smoother, most especially when trying to view multi-media. The website seems to have been uglified while the hits are so high - I expect it to be made pretty again after the surge in demand passes.
Thunderbird 2 has now got a more polished interface, tagging, and a number of smartened and streamlined elements inclusing much nicer search functionality - but nothing too major to shout about from a user perspective; though there have been major changes to the code behind-the-scenes to enable a more stable and much faster experience.