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Ubuntu 8.10: Improved Mobile Support

Canonical Ltd. is announcing the availability of Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server Edition for free download on October 30, 2008.

The new Ubuntu version promises better for networking especially to mobile users as it now has better support to WiFi and introducing support 3G. This new feature will appeal to users who are frequently on the go and often using their netbooks to access the internet.

For constant connectivity public WiFi has limitations. Improvements to the network manager in Ubuntu 8.10 makes it simple to detect and connect to 3G networks and manage connectivity. This connectivity is delivered through an inbuilt 3G modem, through ‘dongle’ support, through a mobile phone or through Bluetooth. It is a complex environment that Ubuntu 8.10 simplifies through a single interface and the auto-detection of many of the most popular devices.

Currently, both Smart and Globe offers 3G access through SmartBro and Globe Visibility priced PHP2,500.00.

Aside from 3G, Ubuntu also features Guest Session. With Guest Session, you may give your friend access to your computer and not worrying that he or she mess your system.

You may download Ubuntu 8.10 at http://www.ubuntu.com/download.

About Canonical Ltd

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24×7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical’s global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world.

Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.
*The original press release stated that Ubuntu 8.10 contained Ekiga 3.0 video and audio conferencing tool. This was an error and this application will not ship in Ubuntu 8.10.

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