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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Slooow
by parentaladvisory on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:49 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-18

Doing a dist-upgrade as I type, and needless to say, the download-speeds aren't as great as the use to be ;)

se.archive.ubuntu.org that is...

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RE: Slooow
by Ben Jao Ming on Thu 30th Oct 2008 16:20 in reply to "Slooow"
Ben Jao Ming Member since:
2005-07-26

If you can bear with a scratch install, use the torrent. It's way more social, anyways... avoiding to piss off the ubuntu mirror providers and leaving the mirrors for the people who cannot fetch from torrents.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/8.10/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.i...
http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/8.10/ubuntu-8.10-desktop-amd64....

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RE[2]: Slooow
by sakeniwefu on Thu 30th Oct 2008 20:55 in reply to "RE: Slooow"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Downloading ubuntu-alternate-amd64 and xubuntu-desktop-i386. I was already beta testing intrepid, but I will be doing a fresh install.
If I didn't need Skype I wouldn't have to bother with i386, dammit.

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RE: Slooow
by pAsM on Thu 30th Oct 2008 23:20 in reply to "Slooow"
pAsM Member since:
2008-10-30

If it helps, those who need to download the ISOs, I have opened up one of my Dedicated Boxes. The ISOs can be downloaded from http://Ubuntu8.pAsM-Mirrors.com . I uploaded the iso and tested a download, it took only 34 minutes. Happy Downloading

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RE: Slooow
by motang on Fri 31st Oct 2008 13:57 in reply to "Slooow"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

I did all my dist updates on Wednesday so they were very fast, as I knew it would be crawling once it was released. ;)

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