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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Happy with Ubuntu
by parubok on Fri 30th Oct 2009 16:53 UTC
parubok
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2009-10-30

I use 9.04 on my home PC for some months now - no major problems encountered. Yesterday I have installed 9.10 on my work laptop (Lenovo T61p, as second OS alongside Vista) - as far as I can see it - everything works fine. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, video (NVidia proprietary driver), card-reader, sound - all works. Installation (from USB stick) was quick and painless. Boot times: 40 sec vs. 100 sec. for Vista ;) Ubuntu shutdown is also noticeably faster. With more and more applications moving to the Web, so software compatibility becoming less critical, I think Ubuntu becomes really viable OS to use in many scenarios.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

But I see people in real life using local applications.

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Nalle Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I see Canonical, Goole and everyone's hyping the cloud, while computer users prefer to have both apps and their documentation locally.

I fint this a bit amusing, really!

Nalle Berg
./nalle.

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