Well, ladies and gentlemen, if you’re into Web Development, and just in case you haven’t heard yet, Ubuntu 8.10 has just been released.

We use Ubuntu as the OS for our development servers and work-horse desktops. We have been pretty happy with it – as it’s friendly, powerful and has a large and dedicated user-base.  What’s more it is based on Debian, meaning apt is the package manager (and that is something we certainly love).

Ubuntu Logo

I won’t go into to much detail about the release here, but I will say:

If you are even the slightest bit interested in using a Linux OS, you should definitely take a look at Ubuntu. We did, and haven’t looked back – we’ve already updated our workstations to 8.10.

By the way, if you are already using the 8.10 Release Candidate, there is no need to download the final ISO. Just update to the final version as you normally would: either through command line “sudo apt-get … ” or the GUI’s Update Manager.

For more information, check out Ubuntu’s site

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