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The Philosophy and Features of Ubuntu 8.10

Oct 28, 2008, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

"Carr said that one of the key considerations the Ubuntu team took into account when planning Intrepid was that people are increasingly leading "digital lives," and embracing digital mobility through small devices such as netbooks and smart phones.

"It isn't always possible (or practical) to rely on wifi hot spots to make network connections. Carr said this was one reason why it was important for Ubuntu 8.10 to improve the network manager. Configuring a device to connect to a 3G network can be difficult, and the process can be complicated further depending on the hardware used (inbuilt 3G modems, cell phones, 3G dongles) to make the connection. This is an area where Ubuntu wanted to focus, and build on the "it just works" philosophy so many have come to appreciate ."

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