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  • Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 3

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 3

    While not too much for the end-user has changed since Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 2, Canonical has just announced the release of Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 3. The release announcement for Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 can be read on the mailing list and a few added pieces of information on the Ubuntu Testing Wiki...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjYxOA

  • #2
    #ubuntu+1
    (01:50:45 AM) mamooth: plop
    (01:59:24 AM) jbroome: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/intrepid/alpha-3/
    (02:04:20 AM) ethan: jbroome: it says daily
    (02:04:30 AM) ethan: but i'll check the other things too
    (02:06:28 AM) ***ethan torrents


    (02:08:35 AM) ethan: no seeders on the torrent, blast
    (02:09:09 AM) DanaG: splashy also looked bad when you hit f2, last
    time I tried it.
    (02:09:11 AM) ethan: i'll just get the .iso the regular way i guess
    (02:09:16 AM) DanaG: It got into an odd half-graphical state.
    (02:09:22 AM) DanaG: And flickery, too.
    (02:12:33 AM) ethan: DanaG: that thing jbroome posted is /the/ alpha 3, right?
    (02:12:38 AM) zerwas: Okay, does not sound good.
    (02:12:56 AM) ethan: i suppose you don't bother with fanfare until
    stable releases
    (02:13:36 AM) RAOF: ethana2: It's not alpha 3 until it's got some release notes.
    (02:13:42 AM) ethan: oh.
    (02:13:52 AM) ethan: i'm downloading the .iso--


    ...and then I come to find that Intel-VT is still turned off in my BIOS on this machine. Ah, well, I have seen Intrepid. I feel better.
    Now I can go to sleep. 'night.

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    • #3
      I've downloaded Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3, booted it, and there it was, the "yet to happen" effect Bill Gates talked about: "Wow", "that looks nice!".

      I can only hope that with Ubuntu ~9.04, KDE4 will be the new default desktop. Even Mark Shuttleworth uses it

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      • #4
        Originally posted by d2kx View Post
        I can only hope that with Ubuntu ~9.04, KDE4 will be the new default desktop.
        Nooooooo!
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Yeah that'll be brilliant: "Guys, we're swapping Ubuntu and Kubuntu to make KDE4 default. Ubuntu is now KDE-based, Kubuntu is now Gnome-based. Enjoy the confusion!"

          That said I hope this alpha actually boots for me.

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          • #6
            On one hand, I wanna see if xorg-driver-ati fully supports the Radeon Xpress 1100 yet.

            On the other hand, I don't want to use up a CD-R on an alpha release.

            Hmm...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by aaaantoine View Post
              On one hand, I wanna see if xorg-driver-ati fully supports the Radeon Xpress 1100 yet.

              On the other hand, I don't want to use up a CD-R on an alpha release.

              Hmm...
              If you have got a Windows partition, you can use the Fedora LiveUSB-Creator from here to get Ubuntu on an USB device. You can do that with Linux too, but I don't if there are any GUIs for doing that for Ubuntu.

              With my X1900, xf86-video-ati works out of the box with both Compiz and KWin4 with great performance, Xv/TexturedVideo works, basic 3D works and I had *no* flickering at all with videos when running Compiz/KWin4, not even in windowed mode! Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 looks mindblowing, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 looks... well, ugly at the moment (but is technically great as good as Kubuntu, of course).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                Nooooooo!
                Yeeeesssssssss

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                  I can only hope that with Ubuntu ~9.04, KDE4 will be the new default desktop. Even Mark Shuttleworth uses it
                  Why not just use the best KDE distro around then, openSUSE?

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                  • #10
                    d2kx, show us some screennies coz I don't have any CDs around me

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                    • #11
                      Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot
                      Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot

                      I think everyone should be able to find out what's the next generation desktop-screenshot and what's the screenshot that looks like as if the graphics guy had a really bad trip, but you only get the true KDE4 experience when you see that amazing KDE launch screen, the Plasma widgets and some of the updated applications, like kdegames or kdeedu.

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                      • #12
                        There's a iso2usb.sh script somewhere in the ubuntu-devel scripts that makes that takes a ubuntu iso and makes your usb drive bootable. That's what I used for testing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                          Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot
                          Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot

                          I think everyone should be able to find out what's the next generation desktop-screenshot and what's the screenshot that looks like as if the graphics guy had a really bad trip (...)
                          Huh? I personaly use and love KDE 4.1, but that's one of the less-uglier gnome setups I've seen.

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                          • #14
                            It's more "fun" to boot via PXE, but the new X server does not like my 8800 GTS and my X700 SE has also lots of problems.

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                            • #15
                              Ubuntu's colors always remind me of shit, now they have included this gray color and it looks like a messy shit

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