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Tigercat212
September 23rd, 2008, 12:10 AM
I was reading this article: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-8-10-Alpha-6-Screenshot-Tour-93771.shtml

It says at the bottom that October 2nd is the Beta Release. Will the Beta Release be available to everyone or is a selected group of people who have access to the beta?

Also, if I download the Beta, is their anyway to transfer my data from the beta to the final release? (***NOTE I am using Sun Virtualbox***)

jrothwell97
September 23rd, 2008, 12:22 AM
The beta release (in fact, every pre-gold release) is public, and available (or will be when released) http://www.ubuntu.com/testing.

As for transferring data from Beta to the final release, that shouldn't be much of a problem. The update manager should handle it all for you.

sam_delta
September 23rd, 2008, 12:25 AM
The beta release (in fact, every pre-gold release) is public, and available (or will be when released) http://www.ubuntu.com/testing.

As for transferring data from Beta to the final release, that shouldn't be much of a problem. The update manager should handle it all for you.

backing up what jrothwell sayd:

you can update form the current to the beta release.
and once your in the beta release, if you do all updates, u will end up with the final release. (the final release is nothing but the beta release with a bounch of fixes/updates on top.)
sam

spiderbatdad
September 23rd, 2008, 12:26 AM
You can get it now. Many of us have been running/testing it for months. Updates are frequent, via update manager. When the release is final, you will already be up to date.
I believe, if you are running 8.04, you can just press Alt+F2 and enter "update-manager -d"
Or:http://www.ubuntu.com/testing

jemate18
September 23rd, 2008, 12:33 AM
As per other news, official release will be on
October 30, 2008 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10


http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-220192.html

benerivo
September 23rd, 2008, 12:50 AM
As per previous posts, this is a link giving more/other info on the release of Intrepid...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IntrepidReleaseSchedule

crazypenguin2008
September 23rd, 2008, 01:07 AM
i just started the upgrade to intrepid ibex on a spare harddrive. if it does good for the next few weeks then ill upgrade hardy on my main drive

Tatty
September 23rd, 2008, 01:46 AM
As with all pre-releases however, It is not a good idea to run it as a production machine as it will be buggy.

If you do decide you want to give it a go, make sure you have all your work backed up.

I am running ibex entirely in its own partition at the moment - not even sharing /home. I dont want a crazy bug to appear which deletes everything in my home folder ;)

Most importantly, as it is currently in development, it will benefit everybody if you file or add to bug reports for any problems you find.

philinux
September 23rd, 2008, 01:49 AM
I was reading this article: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-8-10-Alpha-6-Screenshot-Tour-93771.shtml

It says at the bottom that October 2nd is the Beta Release. Will the Beta Release be available to everyone or is a selected group of people who have access to the beta?

Also, if I download the Beta, is their anyway to transfer my data from the beta to the final release? (***NOTE I am using Sun Virtualbox***)

Check out the Intrepid Forum.

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=346

kansasnoob
September 23rd, 2008, 02:21 AM
As with all pre-releases however, It is not a good idea to run it as a production machine as it will be buggy.

If you do decide you want to give it a go, make sure you have all your work backed up.

I am running ibex entirely in its own partition at the moment - not even sharing /home. I dont want a crazy bug to appear which deletes everything in my home folder ;)

Most importantly, as it is currently in development, it will benefit everybody if you file or add to bug reports for any problems you find.

Same here! I'm amazed at how well the Alpha 6 is running. With my hardware profile all has been well other than "trash" crashing which is a known bug that will disappear with the RC (it may have already), but the thing is tomorrow may bring updates/upgrades that may really crash things, so it's not wise to have anything on it of importance.

I love the fact that flash works great with no additional tweaking, HPLIP has a nice face-lift, the "last successful boot" feature in grub should be great, as should the new graphics in the "installer"!

Very, very impressed so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!