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Ubuntu 8.10 Feature Freeze and Kernel Update

Ubuntu 8.10 is now feature-frozen; effort has moved away from adding new features to concentrate on fixing bugs. The final release is on track for October 30th.

A comprehensive and up-to-date list of the new features has been posted on the Ubuntu Forums.

Development of Ubuntu 8.10 started with the Linux 2.6.26 kernel, compared to version 2.6.24 in Ubuntu 8.04. Just recently, it was decided to use the 2.6.27 kernel instead. The main reason for the switch is to avoid having to update the older kernel with things already in 2.6.27.

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