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The world's most popular free and Open Source operating system, the Ubuntu Linux OS

editor's review




Ubuntu 7.04 an open source and freely distributable operating system based the award winning Debian GNU/Linux distribution and built on top of the classic and traditional GNOME 2 desktop environment.

It is dubbed Feisty Fawn and was officially release on April 19, 2007. It was supported by Canonical with security updates and patches to installed applications until October 2008. It’s still available for download as Desktop and Alternate Live CD ISO images.

Distributed as Desktop and Server CDs

In addition to the default Live CDs, the distribution also comes with a Server edition. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms are supported. The boot prompt of the Live CDs allows users to start an existing operating system from the first disk drive, run a memory test, try Ubuntu without installing it, and directly install the OS.

Ubuntu 7.04 was the first release of this amazing operating system to introduce easy installation of multimedia codecs, proprietary drivers and third party applications, astonishing desktop effects, a network manager that worked, as well as support for Zeroconf.

Build around the GNOME Classic desktop environment

The desktop environment used in Ubuntu 7.04 was powered by GNOME 2.18.1, comprised of two panels, a top one for accessing the main menu and install applications, as well as a bottom one for interacting with running apps and switch between virtual desktops.

Default applications

Default applications include the F-Spot photo manager, GIMP image editor, gThumb image viewer, Evolution email and calendar client, Gaim instant messenger, tsclient terminal server client, Ekiga softphone, OpenOffice.org office suite, Totem movie player, Rhythmbox music player, Serpentine Audio-CD creator, Sound Juicer Audio-CD extractor, and Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Bottom line

Today, Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) is no longer supported by Canonical with security updates and selected patches. This means that the pre-installed application are very old and they might not work as expected. Our recommendation is to always use the latest version of Ubuntu, which can be downloaded from our website through the dedicated Linux section.

Ubuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 31st, 2014
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