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

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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.

Ubuntu 8.0 DVD ISO download

Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 8.10 CD ISO download

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

Ubuntu Server 8.10 DVD ISO BitTorrent download

Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 8.10 Server CD ISO download

Upgrading Ubuntu Linux using the Network ( Internet )

Update: See complete FTP/HTTP Ubuntu / Kubuntu 8.10 download list here.

Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Download Mirrors


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

13 comment

  1. I have a DVD with Ubuntu Linux 8.1. Can I use it to upgrade from 6.06 without losing my Windows XP dual boot and partitions?

  2. Drew,

    You can upgrade from an LTS release to the next LTS release (for example, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS)

    Or upgrade from any Ubuntu release to the very next release (for example Ubuntu 6.1 to Ubuntu 7.10 or Ubuntu 7.10 to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) but can not directly jump. I suggest upgrade to 7.10 then 8.4 and 8.10. It is long procedure. See following doc for more info:

    First backup data and then follow upgrade procedure as per your time.


  3. uuuppppsssss i guess you mean the 8.10 and not a 8.0 Version, hmmm???

    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 ]

  4. How can I get a better screen resolution on 8.10
    It offers a maximum of 800 x 600
    regards Ray

    1. Screen resolution depends upon your monitor and display card. If both detected by Linux, you should able to use larger resolution.

  5. hey I am trying to download ubuntu 8.10

    but it doesn’t work

    it shows 404 not found

    or tell me were to get ubuntu 8.10

    thank you have a nice

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