Ubuntu unveiled Intrepid Ibex, the release which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to have the version number 8.10.
Intrepid Ibex is intended to significantly improve mobile computing and desktop scalability. In this version, the developers have paid attention on the aspect of the pervasive Internet, through which users will be able to remain connected irrespective of where they are in a connected city.
Ubuntu 8.10 will be ninth release, and the fourth anniversary of the first release – 4.10. In those four years, Ubuntu has grown as a project, an ethos and a community. The Ubuntu community have worked to set the benchmark for open, inclusive, and collaborative development processes. Ubuntu have open specifications, open governance structures and a willingness to empower everyone to make their unique contribution to the success of the project.
A particular focus in this version is pervasive internet access, the ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be. You will be able to roam the wild lands and access the web through a variety of wireless technologies. Which makes easy to move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all the way.
The Intrepid Ibex will take shape at next Ubuntu Developer Summit, an open event to which members of the Ubuntu community, upstream communities, corporate developers and other distributions are all invited. That summit takes place in beautiful Prague, in the Czech Republic from 19th – 23rd May 2008.