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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by apoclypse on Thu 30th Oct 2008 19:46 UTC
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I have to say I'm trying really hard to not defect to Fedora 10. Its looking really good so far. All the things that Ubuntu has had in its specs for about 4 releases Fedora actually followed through on. Ubuntu had a spec for seamless bootup and didn't do squat in this area for 3 releases. I love Ubuntu, I wouldn't trade apt-get for yum for the world but I like the fact the Fedora project actually follows through with their promises. Their artwork is incredible, there is so much polish graphically in Fedora, be it fade transitions when you change your wallpaper to fade transitions when you log in. What the hell is Ubuntu waiting for (for RedHat to hand the code over to them on a silver platter)?

I'm such a huge Ubuntu fan, but my enthusiasm is waning. Each release is starting to look like empty promises to me. Where is this new theme that they were making such a big deal about? Other than a couple of details here and there its the exact same theme they have been using since before Feisty.

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