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: Already faster
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 25th Nov 2008 08:30 UTC in reply to "Already faster"
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2.6.28rc's boots faster anyway, much faster through the usb boot section so it's not just ubuntu that will be faster.

This is something I think is a nice to have, but not critical. My work PC (Ubuntu 7.10) only boots once a week, on Mondays. Sometimes I don't even reboot my system for two or three weeks. So I really don't see faster boot times as having to be a high priority.

As for home use. My laptop (Dell Inspiron 9100) also only boots about once in 7-14 days. When I'm done working, I simply suspend my system until the next time I need to use it.

Windows might be another issue, but that's the joys and benefits of Linux. It can go for days and months without a reboot. We have one Linux server that has had an uptime of over a year. No issues and no slowdowns!! Our Windows servers don't come close!

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