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Ubuntu 8.10: what's new, Doc?

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Why do people climb Mount Everest? Well, because it's there, I guess. Why do so many people dislike George Bush? Saves a lot of time, I guess.

Why do people keep downloading every new release of Ubuntu? You've got me there - for the life of me I can't figure it out. I know why I download the release and install it on my test PC - so that I can file one more column.

But the remainder of those who keep indulging in this exercise - don't they have a life? Is downloading Ubuntu and installing it that much of a joy or a pleasure?

What is really new from release to release? There are new point versions of software - as the granddaddy of all tech writers, Robert X. Cringely, put it, something like the difference between position 46 and 47 in the Kama Sutra, where the former has no pinkies extended.

I've noted a few new things that make a difference in Ubunut 8.10 which is known as Intrepid Ibex, surely a frontrunner to win the Stupid Names for Software Releases competition.

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Also: Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 8.10. Upgrade Now!

And: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) - Configuration Tips

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