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Canonical Releases First Ubuntu With Linux Kernel 3.0

The distribution includes the Linux Kernel 3.0 for the first time, even if Canonical goes its own way and lists the Kernel version as 3.0.0.

Ubuntu 11.10 alpha 3 includes Wi-Fi driver support for Realtek's RTL8192CU, RTL8188CU as well as RT53xx chipsets. The current alpha still integrates Gnome 3.1.4 while the final version is likely to get Gnome 3.2. Other new features include a new task manager for Canonical's Unity Shell, Thunderbird as new email client as well as a new version of the news client Gwibber.

Ubunto 11.10 alpha 3 is available for download for 32-bit and 64-bit systems as well as OMAP4 environments. Canonical intends to release two more beta versions for September 1 and 22. The final version of the distribution is scheduled for a October 13 release.

  • memadmax
    huh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?
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  • Stryter
    memadmaxhuh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?
    Yea you aren't the only one. If that's not a typo then I don't understand why it was necessary to make that remark in the article.
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  • kronos_cornelius
    What should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?
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  • zoemayne
    memadmaxhuh? what? 3.0 versus 3.0.0? Am i missing something here?if your involved in software or programming with versioning its common sense that 3.0 is not the same as 3.0.0
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  • Well, aside from the other shenanigans in this article, I wouldn't consider alphas to be an actual release, either. They had the 3.0 release candidate kernels in alpha1 and alpha2, so if alpha Ubuntu counts as a release, then 3.0-rc kernels should count as 3.0...

    Sensationalist journalism FTW.
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  • bv90andy
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?not much, it's just an honorary version upgrade, coz of Linux being 20 years old now.
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  • zoemayne
    yea I wouldnt even consider beta a release
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  • randomizer
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?Nothing more than would have excited you if it was 2.6.40, because in essence that's what it is.

    I tried updating alpha 2 to alpha 3... it didn't work so well. Time to grab a fresh alpha 3!
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  • secretxax
    kronos_corneliusWhat should I get exited about in Kernel 3.0 ?
    More Unity? LMAO...
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  • mayankleoboy1
    can i get the good old "ubuntu classic" on this version?
    i am sick of unity and gnome3
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