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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Comment by mnem0
by mnem0 on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:47 UTC
mnem0
Member since:
2006-03-23

There are still a few kinks in there but all over this is a HUGE step forward for Ubuntu. This is the most bug-free release since 8.04.1 and with a slew of new features; it will be a great starting point for Lucid.

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RE: Comment by mnem0
by porcel on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:51 in reply to "Comment by mnem0"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Ubuntu is not my distribution of choice on desktops, but this release is indeed very good.

I had a spare machine around and have been testing the release. In the end, I liked it well enough that I put it on my laptop as well.

I am also eager to see what Mandriva┬┤s release looks like as I have been a fan of them for a long time and usually prefer kde to gnome, but I must say that this release is awesome.

A great feautre is the smart integration into gnome that warned me with a livecd that one of the testing systems had a failing drive, which seagate tools indeed confirmed.

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RE[2]: Comment by mnem0
by Rahul on Thu 29th Oct 2009 16:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by mnem0"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

That integration was developed by and available for many months already in Fedora 11, FYI.

Edited 2009-10-29 16:08 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by mnem0
by AdamW on Thu 29th Oct 2009 17:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by mnem0"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

"A great feautre is the smart integration into gnome that warned me with a livecd that one of the testing systems had a failing drive, which seagate tools indeed confirmed."

...which was written by Red Hat's David Zeuthen, Matthias Clasen and Lennart Poettering, and first included in Fedora 11.

It is a great feature, though, you're right. ;)

edit: Rahul said so first. Whoops. Still, my post has a bit more detail...

Edited 2009-10-29 17:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by mnem0
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 29th Oct 2009 22:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by mnem0"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

What do you like in Mandriva, that you find lacking in Ubuntu?

Also, what does being a fan of an operating system mean?

When I say I am a Fan of the Chicago Cubs, it goes with out saying that its not because they are the best performing baseball team of all time, or of the last century. It means they have character, and its more enjoyable watching them. Its fun like a greek tragedy.

Does being a fan, mean you would use it even if it wasn't the best at what it was supposed to do? Or does it mean you'd use it, even if it stunk because you like the fact that it stinks.

Edited 2009-10-29 22:42 UTC

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