"With Hardy now past feature-freeze it's time to start to plan
features that are being lined up for inclusion after Ubuntu 8.04
LTS is released in April.
"And so I'd like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the
release which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to
have the version number 8.10.
"During the 8.10 cycle we will be venturing into interesting new
territory, and we'll need the rugged adventurousness of a mountain
goat to navigate tricky terrain. Our desktop offering will once
again be a focal point as we re-engineer the user interaction model
so that Ubuntu works as well on a high-end workstation as it does
on a feisty little subnotebook. We'll also be reaching new peaks of
performance--aiming to make the mobile desktop as productive as
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