Ah yes! It is that time of year again when we all get a refresh of that Ubuntu goodness. Twice a year those geniuses at Canonical drop a can of pure bad-ass smack down upon us and give us a new release of the most kick-ass FREE operating system ever. Have I ever mentioned that I like Ubuntu?
Anyway, yes, today is the day for Ubuntu version 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) to be released! Like always, you can download it from the Ubuntu website at www.Ubuntu.com. For you KDE lovers, you can get the 9.04 version of Kubuntu at www.Kubuntu.org as always. Finally for you XFCE guys Xubuntu can be downloaded from www.xubuntu.org.
So what is new in this version? Here are some bulleted items from the Ubuntu website:
- GNOME 2.26
- X.Org server 1.6
- Wacom tablet hotplugging
- New style for notifications
- Boot performance
- Linux kernel 2.6.28
- Ext4 filesystem support
- Cloud computing
- Turn-key mail servers
So I guess we all know what this really means right? Yup, now I have to get to work on Version 9.04 of Bauer-Puntu! Keep an eye out for that!
Also, I am still giving out Free Powered By Ubuntu stickers! Please keep your self addresses stamped envelopes coming!
Have you been playing with the release candidates at all? What features do you really like/dislike? Do you even notice a big difference? Share your experiences with us in the comments!