Guest session is a new feature for the Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Linux desktop. Guest session allows users to use the user-switcher applet to select, a password-less account for a guest to use. This account will not allow them to permanently save any files or open administrative options. Now you can use Ubuntu’s guest session and loan your computer to a friend or let a classmate check their email, worry-free. This video on the Ubuntu 8.10 guest session shows how to change to a guest session from a regular user account on the Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex desktop.
The new Intrepid Ibex install provides several new features which will make it easier to install Ibex. One of those new features is a new interface for understanding how to do a “Manual ” installation. Most of the time the option “Guided” install is done because users are frustrated with how to create partitions correctly. The new interface is more graphical and intuitive which will help in the process.
The Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex install will be easier for most people using the new installer. See the full article Here
With the final stable release of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex set for October 30th 2008 the Alpha 6 version is out and offers us a sneak peek at the progress of the popular Linux distribution. The new alpha release includes a variety of enhancements and features along with some important bug fixes.
Some popular updates to Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6:
- Gnome 2.23.91
- X.org Server 7.4
- Linux kernel 2.6.27
- encrypted private directory
- guest session
- network manager 0.7
- Samba 3.2
- PAM authentication framework