Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 now available as VMware Virtual Appliance

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 is now available as a VMware Virtual Appliance free download.

The fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” is ready for testing.

New features:

  • X.Org server 1.5 brings much better support for hot-plugable input devices such as tablets, keyboards, or mice
  • Linux kernel 2.6.26
  • encrypted private directory
  • guest session – the GNOME user switching applet now provides an extra entry for starting a guest session, this creates a temporary password-less user account with restricted privileges
  • Network Manager 0.7 which comes with long-expected features, such as managing system-wide settings, 3G connections (GSM/CDMA.), multiple active devices, PPP and PPPoE connections, devices with static IP configurations, routes for devices.

Last updated: 08/25/2008

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