With just few days ago to Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) ShipIt – Canonical’s service of sending Ubuntu CDs FREE of cost to your doorstop has now started accepting pre-orders for delivery requests of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu 8.10). You can order either the Desktop edition or the server edition, and it will be delivered FREE of cost to you(yes, you don’t even have to pay for shipping).
Although Canonical states delivery can take upto 10 weeks – I’ve generally received them here in India with 3 weeks.
The guys at Phoronix have written made an intresting article, comparing the performance of the Asus EEE-PC 901 with its Intel Atom processor
Here’s some quotes from the article
Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook with Intel’s Atom processor. Following our Linux desktop encryption benchmarks of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and Intel Atom N270 CPU we have a performance comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva on this low-cost netbook PC.
Mark Shuttleworth today posted on the Ubuntu Mailing list, what is planned for the next version of Ubuntu, titled The Intrepid Ibex which would most likely have a version number of 8.10 and be released around October 2008.
To quote him,
With Hardy now past feature-freeze it’s time to start to plan
features that are being lined up for inclusion after Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
is released in April.
And so I’d like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the release