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Sep 19, 2008

Alpha 6 of Intrepid Ibex is Out + 10 New Features

Hey fellow Ubuntu peeps! Have you been over to Ubuntu.com lately? They just released the Alpha 6 version of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. You can download the iso for it here: (Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6)

If you want to upgrade from 8.04 (Though I don't recommend it until the final release next month) you can do the following:

Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '8.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.


Intrepid Ibex comes with some new features. Here are ten new features from Ubuntu.com:

  • Bauer-Power Linux Tux"Last successful boot" recovery entry
  • GNOME 2.23.91
  • X.Org server 7.4
  • Linux kernel 2.6.27
  • Encrypted private directory
  • Guest session
  • Network Manager 0.7
  • DKMS
  • Samba 3.2
  • PAM authentication framework


Have you played with the latest Alpha releases of Ibex yet? How do you like it? Is it the same, better, worse? Let me know in the comments!



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