Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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factotum218
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2007-03-20

Another great release. First time I've used a default theme by choice. Looks sharp, lot's of new features but not without a few hangups.

This is just my system, your mileage may vary.
ATI Catalyst driver for my 3650 HD is a no go at this point. Firefox (and the net connection in general) is slower that I remember with 9.04. So far that't it in my one day of use.

The pro's are the track pad for my laptop is less sporadic and more under control, new software, 2GB of cloud storage (yay, remote *.conf.bak file storage!), looks sharp, boots fast, but I think I upgraded to early. Wait a couple weeks if you just want pick up and go where you left off. I contemplated a rolling release alternative like Arch or returning to a more manual admin solution like Slackware after losing a lot of customizations I had made over the last 6 months. But ah, whatever, I'll live.
Nice work everyone! Another great release.

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