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:
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 allow users to lock down a session easily so a guest can use the full system without interference with programs or data.
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
- X.Org 7.4
- Linux kernel 2.6.27
- Encrypted private directory
- DKMS (by dell to automatically rebuild drivers)
- Samba 3.2
- 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.
Ubuntu 8.0 DVD ISO download
- Visit mirror to download Ubuntu ISO image 32 bit i386 DVD ISO (4.3 GB) [ Mirror # 2 ~ Mirror # 3 ]
- Visit mirror to download Ubuntu ISO images 64 bit DVD ISO (4.3 GB) [ Mirror # 2 ~ Mirror # 3 ]
Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 8.10 CD ISO download
- Download Ubuntu Linux Desktop 8.10 CD 32 bit i386 (698M) [ mirror#2 | mirror #3 ]
- Download Ubuntu Linux Desktop 8.10 CD 64 bit (698M) [ mirror#2 | mirror #3 ]
Ubuntu Linux 8.10 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
Download desktop or server edition from the following mirror:
Ubuntu Desktop 8.10 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
- Download from BitTorrent i386 32 bit Desktop DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
- Download from BitTorrent 64 bit Desktop DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
Ubuntu Server 8.10 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
- Download from BitTorrent i386 32 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
- Download from BitTorrent 64 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 8.10 Server CD ISO download
- Download server install CD 32 bit ISO (637M) [ mirror # 1 ]
- Download server install CD 64 bit ISO (653M) [ mirror # 1 ]