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  1. [News] Another Review of Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.10 (Alpha 6)

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    Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" (Alpha 6): first impressions

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    | The second good thing that I have noticed is that it is gorgeous to look at.
    | Compiz (the 3D desktop) is enabled by default, so I get all the nice 3D
    | effects. This is pretty incredible as I have an onboard video card which
    | shares 128MB of the system RAM. Vista's Aero would just laugh at this video
    | card and tell it to grow up!
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    http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20793/1162/1/0/


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    Ubuntu Ibex Alpha 6 Review

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    | This alpha 6 release is shipped with the latest Gnome 2.23.92, which is a
    | testing and development series for the upcoming Gnome 2.24. Hopefully, we can
    | see the 2.24 in action in the beta release of Ubuntu Ibex.
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    http://maketecheasier.com/ubuntu-ibe...iew/2008/09/23


    Review: Xubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Alpha 6

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    | If you're planning on gaming on an older machine but have an affection for
    | Ubuntu, then Xubuntu is an obvious choice. Games these days eat quite a lot
    | of resources, and with LCD screens almost enforcing you to use native
    | resolutions your older machine will be working overtime to pump out the
    | pixels. From what I've seen, Xubuntu is stable even at this stage of
    | development (just over a month to go to the final version) and I'd recommend
    | it to anyone with an older machine who is wanting to access the new goodies
    | in the Ibex repositories.
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    http://www.headshotgamer.com/review.aspx?id=75


    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 [screenshots]

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    | Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 has been released as the final alpha build for Intrepid
    | Ibex. This release ships with the latest GNOME 2.24 and Linux 2.6.27 bits
    | along with X Server 1.5.0. Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 also supports Samba 3.2 with
    | clustered file server support, encrypted network transport, IPv6 support, and
    | better integration with recent versions of Microsoft Windows clients and
    | servers. Another package addition to Ubuntu is the pam-auth-update-tool,
    | which is a management interface for PAM authentication on both desktops and
    | servers.
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    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...d_alpha6&num=1
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  2. Re: [News] Another Review of Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.10 (Alpha 6)

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:28:40 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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    > Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" (Alpha 6): first impressions
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    >| The second good thing that I have noticed is that it is gorgeous to look at.
    >| Compiz (the 3D desktop) is enabled by default, so I get all the nice 3D
    >| effects. This is pretty incredible as I have an onboard video card which
    >| shares 128MB of the system RAM. Vista's Aero would just laugh at this video
    >| card and tell it to grow up!
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    > http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20793/1162/1/0/


    That's true.
    I hope they have made Compiz friendlier with other applications, wine for
    example has problems with it.

    Also, from my own experience I suspect many of these hang/freeze problems
    are related to Compiz and Pulse Audio.

    Both are young in development so maybe it will just take time.
    The good news is they are easy to turn off should they cause problems.


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