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Jaunty Jackalope

February 28th, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 dubbed as Jaunty Jackalope is the latest version of Ubuntu Operating System. It was set to release on April 23, 2009. It’s been said that the improvement of the latest version lies on its boot performance, that it the new system will boot, “blindly fast”in just over 21 seconds. It also introduced the use of the Ext4 file system. Another improvement for Ubuntu 9.04 that was mentioned by Mark Shuttleworth is the blending of web services and desktop applications. The new operating system also set to include a number of power management improvements intended for Mobile users. Some of the changes is set to entail include powering down wireless adapters when an Ethernet connection is being used, prompting the user to turn off WiFi/Bluetooth when not in use, an ultra low-power mode where USB and other systems would be shutdown, and other optimizations.

If you are interested in checking out some of the improvement in Ubuntu 9.04, alpha 5 has been released and you can get the installer from their site by clicking HERE.

For those who have an internet connection you can upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 by pressing Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions from your system.

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