Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex released today | ubuntu not yet profitable



The newest release in the Ubuntu Linux series has escaped into the wild today. If you recall the last Ubuntu release was a long term support release and this one is intended to be a bit more “edgy” or in this case “intrepid”. Download from Ubuntu, or read a review from linux format. It has, of course, the newest releases of the major desktop packages as well as improved networking support. They are trying to focus on making mobile connectivity even better in this release. There is new artwork as well. There is a new mobile USB install option which is a download image that can be written to a USB drive for installing on the netbook class of machines. Judging from Linux Format’s review it’s looking like a solid release.

Also, news came out today that Canonical is not “cash flow positive” according to comments by Mark Shuttleworth. It’s interesting to see that he says 1) he has no objection to supporting it for 3-5 years more and 2) he thinks if they focused on the server version only they would be profitable in 2 years.

Update—

It’s look as though this release is comparing favorably in tests against vista in install time, boot time, ease of setting up wireless (!!) and Geekbench benchmarking (considerably better marks for Ubuntu there!)

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