Jaunty Jackalope’s out! Oh, that’s the latest Ubuntu

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Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has launched the Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server Netbook Remix editions. Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers shorter boot speeds, enhanced suspendand- resume features, and intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments. It includes the latest GNOME 2.26 desktop environment with a number of great new features, including Brasero 2.26.0, an all in one CD burning application along with the default disc burning utility in Nautilus. It also comes with improved handling of multiple monitors; X.Org server 1.6; Wacom tablet hotplugging; a new style for notifications and notification preferences; significantly improved boot performance; Linux kernel 2.6.28; and optional ext4 files system support. Meanwhile, Kubuntu 9.04 includes KDE 4.2 with many new features like significant refinements of Plasma and KWin, the KDE workspace, many new and updated Plasma widgets, new and improved desktop effects (enabled by default), the return of the optional ‘Classic Desktop’ motif as an option, etc. The new inclusions in System Settings are tools for managing software and printer configuration; Quassel, a new IRC client; Amarok 2.0.2, KTorrent 3.2, Digikam 0.10.0, etc.

Enhancements in the Server Edition include improved virtualisation with the latest KVM features, clustering support in the Samba file server, and easier mail server set-ups with out-of-the-box Dovecot-Postfix integration. Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix comes with faster boot speeds, and with a built for purpose interface, which means that favourite applications and websites are just a click away. For the first time, users can download the complete Ubuntu Netbook Remix to a USB flash drive directly from Ubuntu.com. Users can then install and run Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a wide range of the most popular netbook machines available in the market today. Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix has been fully tested for use on a range of netbook models, including Acer Aspire One, Asus eee PC 1000 and Dell Mini 9.

Source of Information : Linux For You May 2009

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