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Do You Really Need to Install Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu Linux 8.10)?

Nov 03, 2008, 15:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Newcomers to Ubuntu also face a decision: ordinarily it'd be a no-brainer to go with the newest version, but Ubuntu 8.04 was dubbed a "LTS" or "long time support" release by Canonical. This means Ubuntu's team guarantee support for the product for several years. This might be a deciding factor for some.

"The question must be asked then - what is different in Intrepid Ibex? What do you gain from loading it on over merely upgrading Hardy Heron as much as possible? "To nut this out I set up two virtual machines using Sun's VirtualBox. On one I installed Hardy Heron and Intrepid Ibex on the other. I used all the default settings, except for the appropriate time zone. You can see a screenshot of them both running on a MacBook Pro below."

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