Phoronix: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Alpha 3 Released
The last Ubuntu 9.04 development update was in the middle of December (Alpha 2), but today Mark Shuttleworth's development posse has come out with a new update for the Jaunty Jackalope. In Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 is the latest code based upon the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, X Server 1.6, and EXT4 installation support as we previously detailed. The Ubiquity installer also has home encryption support within this release. The Ubuntu Wiki page detailing the features and download links for Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3 can be found here...
The only hardware I own without GPL drivers that I'm aware of is my nVidia GPU.
Printer : Ubuntu picks wrong driver
Scanner : Ubuntu oblivious, doesn't Just Work
DigiPro tablet : Ubuntu oblivious, doesn't Just Work
Motorola v325i on USB : Jaunty has old BitPim release; doesn't Just Work
Wiimote via bluetooth : all features Just Work in wmgui
EZonics EZcam USB webcam : Ubuntu oblivious
integrated webcam : Just Works at full 1200x1600 resolution
TI-84+ graphing calculator : Installed TiLP from repos, connect, and..
Msg: Error occured while writing to the device.
System: Input/output error (errno = 5)
TI-84+ doesn't Just Work
fidelity DV-5900 cam/webcam : Just Works
Difference from 8.10 : +1 (integrated webcam)
In other words, better, but still not good enough. Let's change that before it goes gold, shall we?