Ubuntu 8.10 now available for download

By on October 30, 2008, 11:19 AM
Canonical has announced the official roll out of Ubuntu 8.10, codenamed Intrepid Ibex. The new desktop release of the popular Linux distribution incorporates the latest Gnome 2.24 and a Linux 2.6.27 kernel, along with new versions of many popular open source desktop applications and a bunch of important new features.

Ubuntu 8.10 introduces native support for 3G networks and improved Wi-Fi support, better and faster support for a wide range of inbuilt or external devices, and a few nice privacy features such as a guest user mode and support for directory encryption. Another interesting feature is the ability to easily install Intrepid Ibex on a thumb drive, for those considering making the switch, but not quite ready for a full install.

All in all, Ubuntu 8.10 is another nice incremental improvement, and its enhanced network abilities alone will make it a worthwhile upgrade to many. As always, you can download it for free from the Ubuntu website or check the official release notes here.

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9Nails said:
Sweet, downloading it now...
windmill007 said:
In a few years I might try it again. i recently tried it and it just didn't seem that polished. I mean it was ok. It felt like windows 95 to me. Sure you could use it but no where as easy as XP plus there isn't that much software out there for it. Everything on the net is windows. Its easy to install a windows program but good luck installing a Linux program. Its not easy as run/install after clicking like windows. The KDE version was better but still nothing to write home about. I'll stick with XP and from the looks of it moving on to windows 7 when it comes out.
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