With Ubuntu 8.10 less than a week away, a release candidate is now available for widespread testing. There are two things that I’m eager to try in this release:
- ecryptfs, now part of the main distribution, lets users have a private encrypted folder in their home directories. I’m currently encrypting an entire partition on my laptop, which is overkill for my needs; ecryptfs seems like a much better solution.
- GNOME 2.24 has better screen resolution controls, which should be appreciated by those projecting presentations from a laptop (*ahem* such as students returning to school this January…). This is one area of the Linux desktop that I found to be lacking a bit of polish, so it’s nice to hear that this interface got revamped.