Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 64 bit Review
Posted on: 11/12/2008 05:15 PM

Pinguinway posted a review on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 64 bit

I waited a few days to let the load on the servers cool down so I could try Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 out on my new Dell Inspiron 530 system. Intrepid was released on October 30th and I downloaded it a few days later. With this upgrade I went from an Athlon X2 3800 to an Intel Q6600 Quad Core system. This new system has 6 gigabytes of memory so I needed to move up from 32 bit Ubuntu to the 64 bit version. For those who don’t know, a 32 bit OS can’t address over 4 gigs of memory. So 64 bit is quickly becoming a necessity with the systems coming out today.

Intrepid Ibex is not a long term support release. Support will only last 18 months for it. For those needed longer support, Canonical’s previous release offered it. Ubuntu Hardy Herron 8.04 LTS had 5 year support for servers and 3 years on the desktop.

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 64 bit Review


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