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30 October 2008, 14:18

Ubuntu 8.10 released

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Ubuntu 8.10 has been released in its final form by Canonical. The new desktop release of the popular Linux distribution incorporates the latest Gnome 2.24 and a Linux 2.6.27 kernel. 3G broadband support makes it much easier to use a mobile phone to connect to the internet. A new Guest Sessions feature also allows users to "loan" their machine to another person to use in a locked down session, ideal for browsing the web or checking mail. Also, utilities are included to create installations of Ubuntu that reside on a USB memory stick.

The server edition of Ubuntu 8.10 includes better virtualisation support, OpenJDK6 and Apache Tomcat 6.0 for a complete open Java stack, encrypted private directories and improved RAID support.

As always, both editions Ubuntu 8.10 are free to download from the Ubuntu website. heise online UK has had a look at the new release and report on the experience.


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