Download of The Day: Ubuntu Linux 8.10 RC (BETA) Intrepid Ibex

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, GNU/Open source, package management, Ubuntu Linux last updated October 24, 2008

Ubuntu Linux 8.10 release candidate beta version has been released and available for download from mirrors. The final stable version will be released on October 30th, 2008. But, if you would like to test latest version try out Intrepid Ibex RC beta version.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 To 8.10 beta

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘8.10’ is available.

Fig.01: Ubuntu Upgrade in action - new distribution release 8.10 is available
Fig.01: Ubuntu Upgrade in action - new distribution release 8.10 is available

Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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4 comment

  1. FireFox stops working, apache and subversion does not work. I could not log-in normal Gnome session, it accepts FailSafe.

    Sounds like the file owners/permissions got changed. You’ll need to log in using the emergency shell and fix this.

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