Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 16:16 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has announced the final release of Ubuntu 9.04; also announced were the releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix, but of course also Kubuntu 9.04, and Xubuntu 9.04.
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This one's a winner
by vivainio on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 19:33 UTC
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Member since:
2008-12-26

Been messing around it a bit, I have to say this is a good one:

- xmodmap works properly again (X.org evdev fiasco broke it on Intrepid). Gnome was even nice enough to ask me if I want to load up my xmodmap file on the first time it started up. It's funny, but this is a killer feature for me, and the main reason I kept Hardy LTS on my work machine. I think I may dare to install this on my work machine after I kick the tires a bit more at home (and see that kscope works properly).

- KDE 4 is done, finally. I don't know whether it's Qt 4.5 or just good bugfixing, but I'm happy with it now. I have an eerie sense that the keyboard feedback is not as "fast" as it is with other environments somehow, but that's probably just in my head.

Well done, (k)ubuntu dudes and the whole community that beefed up all the individual packages.

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RE: This one's a winner
by Luminair on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 20:37 in reply to "This one's a winner"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

2010 will finally be the year of linux

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RE[2]: This one's a winner
by kaiwai on Fri 24th Apr 2009 07:14 in reply to "RE: This one's a winner"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

2010 will finally be the year of linux


When I hear claims like that it reminds me of the old adage, "don't count your chickens before they hatch". I'm hopeful for Linux to provide a viable desktop for the masses but at the same time I would sooner see the open source community take a constructive and step by step approach rather than a dash to the line only to find a whole heap of problems come back to haunt developers and end users.

I've just finished having a look at the latest OpenSolaris as well as looking at Ubuntu (looking forward to see Fedora released soon). I think the question isn't trying to marking down a hear but instead recognising that each year that comes along Linux and alternative operating systems step closer and closer to addressing the needs of end users.

Some end users can jump in today, some in 6 months, and others it might be in 2 or 3 years time. The difference between the commercial world and the opensource world - there is no mad dash to cram something out there to make a dollar. A slowly-slowly approach can be taken to ensure that decisions that are made aren't going to come back and haunt users and developers.

This is way-way off topic but I've just had a look at the OpenSolaris pre-loaded Toshiba laptops - and it'll be interesting to see what the open source world will look like in 1 1/2 to 2 years time when I look for new laptop.

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