Ubuntu 8.10 comes with Mobility – Get Free CD’s and Downloads
Ubuntu 8.10 comes with Mobility i.e with new 3G network support, users can move smoothly from wired and WiFi networks onto 3G cellphone networks while traveling.
Apart from all the features the best thing that i liked is its scenic and eye catchy GNOME Desktop look which also loads with the following features
A new instant messaging client.
improved file management and toolbars
A built-in time tracker.
A better support for multiple monitor use with the ability to set screen resolution by monitor.
Some of the New Features in Ubuntu 8.10
Gear up for New 3G Support
For constant connectivity public WiFi has limitations. Improvements to the network manager in Ubuntu 8.10 makes it simple to detect and connect to 3G networks and manage connectivity. This connectivity is delivered through an inbuilt 3G modem, through ‘dongle’ support, through a mobile phone or through Bluetooth. It is a complex environment that Ubuntu 8.10 simplifies through a single interface and the auto-detection of many of the most popular devices.
Write Ubuntu to and Install from a USB Drive
In my previous post How to run Linux directly from Windows i post about how to install / Run linux from USB Drive but here in new version of Ubuntu this feature has been made available to users with full portability.A simple application in Ubuntu will allow users to write Ubuntu to a USB drive, even a modified version of Ubuntu with their data on it, so it can be carried everywhere to plug in and use on any machine.
Loads with Guest Sessions just like Windows
Their is a default “Guest” login in the Windows Operating Systems and Yes now Ubuntu reloads with Guest logins from all your friends who might use your personal system.Do you know? Guest sessions allow users to lock down a session easily so a guest can use the full system without interference with programs or data. Now you can easily shares the system even with your girlfriends without bothering about the fears of catching your private data.
BBC Channels are loaded in default
Now you can enjoy the freedom of technology in the form of free and updated BBC podcasts.Yes, Ubuntu media players “Totem Movie Player and Rhythmbox” have a menu of selected content from the broadcaster that is free and fresh like air. It have a different sorts of video, radio and podcasts and available in high quality, much of it playable using non-proprietary codecs. Note: It have constantly updated contents via the corporation’s stream and will vary dependent on location.
Eye Candy Gnome 2.24 Desktop Environment
Ubuntu 8.10 reloads with eye candy features of the GNOME desktop environment . As described above new features include a new instant messaging client, a built-in time tracker, , improved file management and toolbars plus better support for multiple monitor use with the ability to set screen resolution by monitor.