I decided to download the release candidate of Ubuntu 8.10 and I found it’s pretty much like ubuntu 8.04 with more features added. But I’m still pretty interested with this new release of Ubuntu RC. I just gonna give a tour and simple introduction to the reader, just to know more what’s inside Ubuntu 8.10 and Kubuntu 8.10 .

First, about the Ubuntu 8.10. I’m still curious about this, why canonical didn’t added Open Office 3.0 as a default office programs instead they use open office 2.4.1. I hope they will update the office program as soon as possible. And I saw ubuntu has improved the panel, it’s pretty nice. I also saw Ubuntu team has added the system cleaner and USB start up disk maker in case you want to install Ubuntu from USB, it surely gonna useful for people. You also can found that some applications has an transparancy effects. Let’s take a quick look at the included applications:

· Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3
· OpenOffice.org 2.4.1
· The GIMP 2.6.1
· F-Spot
· Pidgin 2.5.1
· Brasero 0.8.2
· Transmission 1.34
· Rhythmbox 0.11.6
· Ekiga 2.0.12
· Evolution 2.24.1
· Nautilus 2.24.1
· Vinagre 2.24.0

· Kernel 2.6.27-7 (based on Linux kernel
· X.Org 7.4 and X.Org Server 1.5.2 (with automatic configuration for keyboard and mouse)
· Network Manager 0.7 (with 3G wireless support)
· Apache 2.2
· PostgreSQL 8.3
· PHP 5.2.6
· LTSP 5.1
· GCC 4.3.2
· glibc 2.8
· Python 2.5

I’m pretty impressed with the system mount archived in Ubuntu 8.10 ,
with a simple right click on the archive, you can select the “Open with ‘Archive Mounter’” option and you can peek a couple of files without extracting a files ;) .

I also found at the Kubuntu website, KDE 4 finally added inside Kubuntu 8.10 . That’s cool! Kubuntu use the Oxygen theme and icon as a default theme.

For the Intrepid Ibex, Ubuntu dev team has prepared more unbelievable features and they promised us a better wireless wireless connections just like what Mark Shuttleworth said:

“We want you to be able to move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all the way” .

Now, lets we take a quick look of Ubuntu screenshots:

Kubuntu Screenshots:

I also add a sneak peak at an alternative to the Intrepid Ibex wallpaper:

Ubuntu 8.10/Intrepid Ibex will be release in 30 oct 2008 . Let’s wait and see what will happen at that day! You also can pre-order the CD’s of Ubuntu and Kubuntu CD’s right now.

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