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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RE[3]: web apps
by unclebob on Tue 25th Nov 2008 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: web apps"
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Wouldn't a quick boot (like 10 seconds) solve a lot of problems that suspend has? I mean, starting into a fresh state every time seems to be easier than having to let every driver etc. be able to handle suspend in a consistent way. On the other hand, I admit that having all those apps open and ready when coming back from suspend is quite sweet ;)

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