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Ubuntu 8.10 to Arrive Soon

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The latest iteration of the Ubuntu Linux distribution for desktops and servers will be available for download Thursday, Oct. 30, according to an IDG story in the New York Times.

 

Ubuntu 8.10 for the desktop will include improved wireless support as well as a new "guest" feature that will enable users to allow others to use their machines to check e-mail or browse the Web without disturbing personal settings. Users will also be able to store Ubuntu 8.10 on a USB drive and carry it with them.

 

As for the server version, Canonical's COO, Jane Silber says:

Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition is a terrific milestone that underlines the value in our twin track release strategy. [It] embraces cloud computing, virtualization, mail server enhancements, Java development and deployment, as well as a range of services to help system administrators and developers.

The server version includes Virtual Machine Builder and a complete Java stack, among other things.

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