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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ubuntu 8.10 to be released tommorow

The release of the new Ubuntu Linux 8.10 is upon us. Many have downloaded and tested the new version and all agree on one thing. 8.10 Intrepid Ibex is a polished version correcting the mistakes of the past. Rather than introducing many new features the Ubuntu team went out to eliminate the glitches that plagued the previous version. It feels more of a service pack than a whole new version, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Good news is that it has has an even better hardware support, paying particular attention to wireless connectivity. Installation procedure as always fast and easy. Previous version users can just update their current system. Please note though that updating will get you to a non LTS version so anyone using the machine for a server is advised not to upgrade. Dedoimedo has a comprehensive review for you to check out, along with a small tutorial and many pictures of the new version.

1 comment:

vanton said...

I ve just installed it. It was a nice surprise that you can upgrade without needing to download and boot from a CD. Easy upgrade but I had to reconfigure some things about Gnome like Font size and dpi. I dont know why they have been altered. Overall: nice and easy upgrade!