Ubuntu the best Linux Distro (me thinks) is releasing the next version 8.10 Intrepid Ibex soon. As of now, Release Candidate is available here. Shall I be upgrading to the latest version? I don’t think so. Am feeling lazy to re-install Ubuntu. Hear me when I say, I don’t like upgrading Ubuntu or any other Operating System. There’s nothing better than the fresh installation of an Operating System. Furthermore, being on LTS now. Why should I upgrade? I would if I have the time. Heh. /rolling eyes.
Let’s see, what Ubuntu 8.10 is offering. Usually, the new release has better applications and a new kernel. However, one will never know what lurks behind. /sinister smile. Upgrading is not for the fainted heart. Save it for the bold. Let the experienced users test and conclude it in the future. Well, we will know. Okay, on the new features now.
- GNOME 2.24
- X.Org 7.4
- Kernel 2.6.27
- Encrypted private directory (nice feature for the paranoid)
- New Guest session
- Network Manager 0.7
- Samba 3.2
- PAM authentication framework
- Totem BBC Plugin
- Server Virtualization and many more
As promised by Canonical Foundation, every 6 months, a new version of Ubuntu will be released. The new 8.10 Intrepid Ibexis is scheduled to be released on 30th October 2008.
Do you believe in Ubuntu? Well, I believe. What about you?