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Forget the Heron; What's New in Ubuntu's Intrepid Ibex?

May 30, 2008, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Ubuntu, arguably the most popular Linux distribution today, came out with its 8.04 release last month, dubbed Hardy Heron. That's passé now; here's the low down on what the future holds this October with Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex.

"First, the name: an ibex is a wild mountain goat with large recurved horns. It's also known as a bouquetin or a steinbock. Such animals wander freely, roaming about as they please. With Ubuntu's previous two heavily-publicised releases still not shipping with reliable WiFi drivers, the first question on my mind is whether Intrepid Ibex is the one which finally lets its users roam as freely as a wild mountain goat...?"

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