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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Last week, I had the pleasure of getting some unique insight into the Ubuntu 8.10 release ("Intrepid Ibex") from Canonical's marketing manager, Gerry Carr. The finalized server and desktop editions of the 8.10 release will be available for download October 30th, and host a variety of new tools and features.
Carr said that one of the key considerations the Ubuntu team took into account when planning Intrepid was that people are increasingly leading "digital lives," and embracing digital mobility through small devices such as netbooks and smart phones.
It isn't always possible (or practical) to rely on wifi hot spots to make network connections. Carr said this one was reason why it was important for Ubuntu 8.10 to improve the network manager.