Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” feels more like a service pack than a new release

Filed under

With only ten days to go until Ubuntu 8.10 is released I decided to take a look at the latest beta to see what the new release has to offer. Oddly enough, “Intrepid Ibex” feels more like a service pack to me than a new release.

Sure, a nice selection of new features, but there’s very little in the way of unifying and streamlining the user interface. I guess we all got a heads-up that the UI was still very much a work in progress last month when Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu), posted the following on his blog:

More Here

More in Tux Machines

A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network

One reason why Linux weathered patent attacks and trolls to become today's dominant server and cloud operating system is because the Open Invention Network united its supporters into a strong patent consortium. Read more

Today in Techrights

Ubuntu Touch to Get Updated Android Drivers and Kernel

The Ubuntu Touch platform is still using some Android bits and it looks like the developers are preparing to upgrade those components as well in the coming months. Read more

Real Time Linux becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project

With this project, the Linux Foundation is getting another fellow: Thomas Gleixner, the long time maintainer of RTLinux, who would join the ranks of Linus Torvalds and Greg KH. Linux Foundation sponsors the work of fellows so they don't have to worry about finding 'jobs' and can keep their focus on their projects. Read more