The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server,
continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open
source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
Read more about the features of Ubuntu 8.10 in the following press releases:
Desktop edition http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.10-desktop
Server edition http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.10-server
Ubuntu 8.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.
Users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to continue using
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS rather than upgrading to or installing 8.10.
Ubuntu 8.10 is also the basis for new 8.10 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and
To Get Ubuntu 8.10
To download Ubuntu 8.10, or obtain CDs, visit:
Because Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is a long-term support release, users of that
release will not be offered an automatic upgrade to 8.10 via Update Manager.
For instructions on upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:
Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users
mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:
#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
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