Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1


Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the delayed first alpha release of Ubuntu 8.10, code name “Intrepid Ibex”: “Welcome to Intrepid Ibex Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.10. Alpha 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Intrepid development cycle. The primary changes from Hardy have been the re-merging of changes from Debian and the upgrade of the Linux kernel to a pre-release version of 2.6.26. As with the beginning of any development cycle, the Intrepid one has seen the merge floodgates open once again. This merge not only brings in lots of new version of various packages, but also a fair number of totally new applications.” Read the release announcement and release notes for further details. Only the “alternate” installation images have been made available with this release; download them from here: intrepid-alternate-i386.iso (698MB, MD5, torrent), intrepid-alternate-amd64.iso (697MB, MD5, torrent). Also released: Kubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 and Xubuntu 8.10 Alpha