Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 2 with New Kernel

Jul 15, 2008

The second Alpha version of Ubuntu 8.10 (codename "Intrepid Ibex") has just been released. It includes new and in part unstable Debian packages along with the latest versions of various applications.

The major changes include the introduction of the new 2.6.26-3.9 kernel and X.org server 7.4. The Intrepid Changes mailing list archive has a list of accepted and newly integrated packages. The stable version of Ubuntu 8.10 is scheduled for release in October 2008.

The unstable test versions are mainly targeted at developers, bug testers and Ubuntu enthusiasts. They are not suitable for production use. If you are using Ubuntu 8.04, you can give the "update-manager -d" command to load the current alpha release. Any bugs you find should be reported to Ubuntu's bug tracker.

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