Tribe 4 is the fourth in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Gutsy development cycle. Plus a review of the thing!
Here's the announcement
Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.
-Stable enough yet?
-GNOME 2.20 adds welcome improvements
-Compiz Fusion included by default
-Compiz controls are limited out of the box
-Xubuntu doesn't include Compiz
Friendliness: 5/5- It only got better with GNOME 2.20.
Performance: 3.5/5- No major changes- yet..
Features: 4/5- Finally, it's starting to look like a complete desktop.
Packaging: 4.5/5- Synaptic as usual.
Artwork: 1.5/2.5- No major changes.
Community: 2.5/2.5- Still some support, but most people won't be using Tribes.
Overall: 4.2/5- If this is the pre-release, bring on the final!
My next review won't be a distribution, but rather, a dip into Trevino's repos for one of the most anticipated free software releases of the year.
From Ubuntu 7.10,