Numerous alpha versions of the new Ubuntu have been looming around the Internet for multiple months. Many users have been anticipating the major release of Ubuntu 8.10 due to its many improvements in performance and usability, a brand new connection manager that contains 3G support, and the ability to put a bootable version of the Linux operating system onto a USB drive. Also included are guest sessions and a system cleaner application that will show any unneeded software packages that are on the computer that Ubuntu is installed on. As of today, both desktop and server editions are available for download from the official Ubuntu website. Both editions of 8.10 will continue to be maintained until the year 2010.