Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
Today mark another milestone for Canonical’s Linux distribution, Ubuntu, with its’ ninth release dubbed as “Intrepid Ibex” or if you prefer the number, just Ubuntu 8.10 is suffice. You can read about the release note here. Among the changes are:
- Comes with the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X Server 1.5 / X.Org 7.4, Pidgin 2.5, and GIMP 2.6 (among many other packages).
- Native 3G support.
- Refined default theme.
- Dynamic Kernel Module Support (some reading here).
- Comes with a special ATI driver for providing the X.Org 7.4 support.
- Inclusion of Live USB Disk Creator.
- Refined BulletProffX.
If you’re not into Ubuntu yet, you can download it from Ubuntu’s site. If you’re upgrading, a simple guide can be found here (check your release version first). Currently I’m using the network upgrade method since I already have version 8.04.1. But since my local broadband connection kinda sucks 🙄 , it seems the upgrade process will took 2 years to complete 😥 But for those who’re not in the rush, you can always request a free cd through Shipit.