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Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Raises the Bar

Nov 06, 2008, 15:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

"I installed the 64-bit version of Intrepid on both my desktop computer and my laptop, which is a Gateway M-7315u with a 2GHz Pentium Dual Core T3200 Processor and 4GB of DDR2 RAM. When it comes to installing Ubuntu, you have the same options this time around as you did before, with one extra. The live CD installer is apparently unchanged. If you prefer a simpler text-mode installer, an alternate CD is available too. New to Intrepid is the "create a USB startup disk" option under the System -> Administration menu of an installed system, which allows you to install the OS on a USB flash drive. It was possible to install Ubuntu on a flash drive before, but having a utility available to do it for you makes it much easier. Installation for me took around 10 minutes on my laptop and 15 minutes on a flash drive.

"The latest incarnation of Ubuntu includes the usual desktop manager upgrades. Ubuntu now sports GNOME 2.24, Kubuntu uses KDE 4.1.2, and Xubuntu gains XFCE 4.4.2. Across the board, Intrepid uses Xorg 7.4 and Linux kernel 2.6.27. Applications have been upgraded as well, with Firefox 3.0.3, Pidgin 2.5.2, and Rhythmbox 0.11.6 all being included, to name a few."

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