Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Final Officially Released
Article by George Norman
On 31 Oct 2008
Canonical Ltd. stuck to the promise that it made a while back and has indeed released the final version of Ubuntu 8.10. It’s a good thing that it is Halloween, because all that sugar rush should keep you alert while putting the software through its paces. Keep in mind that two versions of this popular operating system have been issued: Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition and Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition.

There are three official ways that you can get the software. Users with Internet access may download it directly from the web, from the official Ubuntu page or numerous other software hosting sites. Be warned that the Ubuntu file is about 700MB large, so unless you have broadband Internet it will take forever to download. Still, it is better than the second official means of getting Ubuntu, which is to ask Canonical Ltd. to ship you an Ubuntu CD. The delivery can take from 6 to 10 weeks (that’s almost three months). The third option is somewhat similar as it implies you buying a CD/DVD of Ubuntu (but why spend money for something that is already free?).

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If you have been eagerly anticipating the release of the Ubuntu 8.10 operating system, then you are well aware of the features it brings to the table. Still, they deserve re-mentioning: OpenOffice 2.4, Gnome 2.24, Linux Kernel 2.6.27, DKMS, X.org 7.4, Network Manager 0.7, BBC media streaming, guest session, boot from USB, and many others. The only thing that has not suffered any changes is the default look of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 8.10 is a great alternative for those of you looking for an operating system that will get the job done and that will not cost a thing. Early tests have showed that Ubuntu excels in the performance and wireless connectivity departments (it even boots faster than Windows Vista does).



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