The Kubuntu developers have been hard at work, bringing you the latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. This is the Kubuntu 8.10 Release Candidate, which brings a host of excellent new features, and a whole new KDE4 desktop.

This Intrepid release lives up to its name by including many changes, but there are some features that are not yet available in KDE4. If you would rather stay with what you know, Kubuntu 8.04 is still fully supported, see Kubuntu/KDE3-KDE4Migration and Is KDE 4.1 for you? for more information on deciding. You can try it first with the Kubuntu Intrepid Live CD and see.

NOTE: This is a Release Candidate. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version is scheduled to be released on October 30, 2008.

Upgrading from 8.04

To upgrade from Kubuntu 8.04, press Alt+F2 and type in kdesudo "adept_manager --dist-upgrade-devel" (including quotes) into the command box. Adept should open up and offer a Version Upgrade button. Click Version Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

See the full upgrade instructions.

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New Features since Kubuntu 8.04

KDE 4!

At last, fully supported, the reworked desktop, KDE 4.

Featuring Plasma, the desktop with slick widgets
http://www.kubuntu.org/~jriddell/8.10-upgrade/upgrade3-wee.png Desktop effects by default via KWin compositing

Dedicated file manager

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Adept 3.0

A new desktop needs a new package manager, Adept 3 fulfills that need.

Kubuntu Integration

All the essential Kubuntu tools have been given greater integration with KDE4 with ports to to PyKDE4:

  • GDebiKDE, the Kubuntu .deb installation frontend.
  • Jockey-KDE, the Kubuntu proprietary driver manager frontend
  • Language Selector, the Kubuntu language selection and setup tool
  • Software-properties-kde, the apt sources.list editor for Adept
  • Printer Applet, shows what is currently printing
  • system-config-printer-kde, the Kubuntu/KDE printer setup tool
  • laptop volume key integration
  • Guidance Power Manager
  • Apport, crash manager now integrated by default

Known Issues

There are several known bugs that users may run into with Kubuntu 8.10 RC. We have documented them here for your convenience along with any known workarounds.


Let us know what you think on the feedback page.

Participate in Kubuntu

If you would like to help shape Kubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu.

More Information

You can find out more about Kubuntu on our website and wiki.

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