is available for download today. And because Ubuntu Linux is open source software and we've been following its development for the last 6 months, there aren't a ton of surprises. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't download it if you're running Ubuntu 8.04 or if you're looking for a new Linux distro to try. Because it does include a number of tweaks, bug fixes, and improvements. Here are just a few:
- Improved support for connecting to 3G wireless networks
- A utility for loading a fully working Ubuntu installation on a USB disk
- There's a new System Cleaner utility that will help identify abandoned software packages (which could address one of my biggest pet peeves about most Linux distributions)
- The Nautilus file manager now supports tabs
In addition to Ubuntu 8.10, you can also download the latest version of Kubuntu
today. Kubuntu is basically Ubuntu with the KDE desktop environment instead of GNOME. Xubuntu 8.10
, which uses the Xfce desktop environment is also available today.