Kubuntu 8.10

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | Published in

I'm typing this from the new version of Kubuntu 8.10, which came out today. This new release uses KDE 4.1 which is a very slick desktop and it will only get better as it matures. At the moment there are some bits of it that a little rough around the edges, but now that it's being used as the default Kubuntu desktop I'm sure it'll see some more love. The new kernel fixes the issue with the ATI accelerated graphics that caused X to freeze up under the last kernel. There's a new version of Adept and some Ubuntu tweaked Plasma features and lot's of other shiny new things. As with the last release things like installing Atheros drivers are pretty much done for you.

See the link above for some screen shots. These are all of features that are enabled and work by default.

Intrepid Ibex is, on first examination, a very nice system that was pleasantly easy to set up. Definitely a worth while upgrade.

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