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Ubuntu 8.10 Release Candidate Is Out

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Published on 23 October 2008 09:24 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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With the final release of Ubuntu 8.10 (the Intrepid Ibex) coming out next Thursday, it's time for the one and only release candidate in the 8.10 series. Canonical's Steve Langasek has announced the 8.10 release candidates this afternoon for the Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Mythbuntu editions.

Ubuntu 8.10 ships with the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X.Org 7.4, and GNOME 2.24. Among the general improvements in the Intrepid Ibex release include a much-improved BulletProofX, NetworkManager improvements, and much more.

The release announcement can be read on the Ubuntu mailing list with additional information being available through the release notes.

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