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Ubuntu 8.10 - the Intrepid Ibex

Currently, the main OS platform I am using for developments and other tasks is Linux, Fedora in the office and Ubuntu in my note book. Windows is also used but very rarely. Although I can use Linux for everything I do, I prefer to use Windows for some tasks.

Few weeks ago, I did install the Ubuntu 8.10 in my lap top. So, I thought it's worth writing something about the new features of this Ubuntu version. I have used so many Linux distributions so far, but any of those was not more user friendly than this new Ubuntu version. When compared with Ubuntu 6.x this version has great deal of improvements. Few of them, that I found very useful, are listed below.

Support for connecting to the wireless networks is greatly improved. All the available Wireless networks are shown and you can connect to them using very user friendly GUI tools.

The support for mobile broad band Internet devices and blue tooth devices are also greatly improved.

You can mount NTFS file systems, read and write to them using the graphical user interface very easily.


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