The first alpha release for Ubuntu 8.10
" was supposed to be out over two weeks ago, but now Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has finally made it out on this Friday night. There isn't much to look at unless you're a developer or Ubuntu-phile, but Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has a massive selection of updated packages from Debian. Beyond that, the Ubuntu 8.10 features
are still forming. The Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 release announcement can be read on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list
and checking out the Ubuntu Alpha 1 page
. Intrepid Alpha 1 can be downloaded here
(along with updates for Kubuntu
). We'll have more on this testing release out on Phoronix tomorrow. Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 2 should be out by the middle of July.