Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Nov 2008 18:45 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers have announced the availability of Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 1, the first prerelease for this version. Ubuntu 9.04 is codenamed Jaunty Jackalope and is scheduled for official release in April. The initial plans for Jaunty were published in September, prior to the release of Ubuntu 8.10. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth aims to boost the software experience and make the popular Linux distribution more competitive with Windows and Mac OS X on the desktop. Canonical intends to push the platform into the mainstream by putting its resources into upstream usability improvements. In addition to the ongoing long-term usability enhancement efforts, Canonical and the Ubuntu development community are focusing on several specific technical goals for 9.04, including improving performance and boot time and integrating web services more tightly with the desktop."
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Just not interested in boot times and stuff
by cyclops on Mon 24th Nov 2008 21:47 UTC
cyclops
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2006-03-12

Got to say Vista 2 improvements not much cop...Got to say Ubuntu has responded with very little so far. I would like a faster boot time, but the boot time is pretty quick already, effort spent into saving me those precious seconds should be perhaps be better spent elsewhere, as I already have ways of filling these seconds.

I updated to jaunty and yes mono 2.0 is in there although basic had to be installed separately, but after 400 odd updates I at least wanted the about dialog to say 9.04

I know a lot of the changes come from external projects, and both are early alpha's but its very...dull on the OS scene right now.

P.S My regression in pulseaudio was fixed in days...NICE

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