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Kubuntu Linux 8.10 has been released and available for download ( jump to download link ). Kubuntu use KDE as a desktop environment, instead of the default GNOME system. It is part of the Ubuntu project and uses the same underlying system.

Today sees the release of Kubuntu 8.10 featuring the KDE 4 desktop. The Kubuntu developers have been hard at work, bringing you the latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. KDE 4 reworks your system with a major new revision of the desktop.

What's new in Kubuntu Linux 8.10

  1. KDE4 : At last, fully supported, the reworked desktop, KDE 4. Kubuntu ships with KDE 4.1.2. Taskmanager tooltips have also been backported from KDE trunk.
  2. Desktop Effects: In KDE4 KWin has been given the bling-bling with shiny new Desktop effects ranging from the standard shadows and translucency to Wobbly Windows to a Coverswitch alt-tab window switcher shown above. These effects will be on by default if your video card supports them.
  3. Dolphin File Manager : Dolphin gets a breath of fresh air in KDE 4, with numerous new features, a load of bugfixes, and those tiny polishing details that make Dolphin a very capable file manager. As in past releases, Konqueror is still available for file browsing if you prefer it.
  4. Adept 3.0: A new desktop needs a new package manager, Adept 3 fulfills that need. Adept 3.0 brings a fresh KDE 4 interface that is much more stable, nimble and easy on system resources.
  5. All the essential Kubuntu tools have been given greater integration with KDE 4 with ports to to PyKDE4:
    • GDebiKDE, for .deb package installation.
    • Jockey-KDE, the proprietary driver manager
    • Language Selector, the Kubuntu language selection and setup tool
    • Software Properties, the apt sources.list editor for Adept
    • Printer Applet, shows what is currently printing
    • System Config Printer KDE, the printer setup tool
    • Guidance Power Manager, for battery monitoring
Fig.01: Kubuntu 8.10 KDE 4 Desktop In Action

Fig.01: Kubuntu 8.10 KDE 4 Desktop In Action

Kubuntu 8.10 Download

You can download Kubuntu Linux 8.10 via the web/ftp server or via BitTorrent (recommended). The combined install/live DVD allows you either to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer.

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Download of the day: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 CD / DVD ISO

Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (one of the most popular Linux distribution) has been released and available for download ( jump to download link ). Ubuntu Linux is a community-based Linux distribution. Ubuntu is sponsored by UK based company Canonical Ltd, which is owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Instead of selling Ubuntu itself, Canonical makes money by selling paid support for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition is designed for the pervasively connected digital lifestyle. With new 3G network support, users can move smoothly from wired and WiFi networks onto 3G cellphone networks while traveling. Ubuntu 8.10 is also built to be shared - users can start a quick "guest session" on the fly and let someone use their computer to surf the web or check email, while maintaining the security and integrity of their own data. And if that person really enjoys their brief session as an Ubuntu guest, they can put Ubuntu on any USB key and take it home to install on their own computer rather than having to burn a CD.

What's new in Intrepid Ibex

"Intrepid Ibex" is the code name for Ubuntu v8.10. New features:

3G Support

For constant connectivity public WiFi has limitations. Improvements to the network manager in Ubuntu 8.10 makes it simple to detect and connect to 3G networks and manage connectivity.

Write Ubuntu to and Install from a USB Drive

Ubuntu has been made available to users as an image for CDs and DVDs to date. But CDs and DVDs are slower, less portable and less convenient than USB sticks. Now, a simple application in Ubuntu will allow users to write Ubuntu to a USB drive, even a modified version of Ubuntu with their data on it, so it can be carried everywhere to plug in and use on any machine.

Guest Sessions

Guest sessions allow users to lock down a session easily so a guest can use the full system without interference with programs or data.

BBC Content

Starting the media players within Ubuntu (Totem Movie Player and Rhythmbox) launches a menu of selected content from the broadcaster that is free to air. This is a mixture of video, radio and podcasts and available in high quality, much of it playable using non-proprietary codecs.

Latest Gnome 2.24 Desktop Environment

New features include a new instant messaging client, a built-in time tracker, improved file management and toolbars plus better support for multiple monitor use with the ability to set screen resolution by monitor.

Other new features in Ubuntu Linux 8.10

  1. X.Org 7.4
  2. Linux kernel 2.6.27
  3. Encrypted private directory
  4. DKMS (by dell to automatically rebuild drivers)
  5. Samba 3.2
  6. PAM authentication framework

Ubuntu 8.10 Download

You can download Ubuntu Linux 8.10 via the web/ftp server or via BitTorrent (recommended). The combined install/live DVD allows you either to install Ubuntu permanently on a computer.

32 bit vs 64 bit version

  • For almost all PCs select 32 bit version. For e.g., most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.
  • Choose 64 bit version to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead.

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