Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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Upgrade-killing Bug
by fretinator on Thu 30th Oct 2008 16:06 UTC
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Just in case this happens to you:

I did a dist-upgrade to 8.10 from 8.04. When it got to the stage of upgrading some mono packages, it tried to stop and start Apache. I don't know what it was doing, but it hung forever (I let it sit there for several hours). Finally, I realized it was never going to finish. I tried hitting Ctrl-C, but that would have killed the whole upgrade and would have required me to install from scratch. The key was to open a terminal and do a "killall apache2", which allowed the process to continue.

I reported this at Launchpad, but I thought it might save someone out there from having to re-install their system.

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