As Jaunty Nears, Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 26 March 2009 at 09:15 PM EDT. Add A Comment
While there is about a month to go until the release of Ubuntu 9.04, this evening Canonical has released the only beta release for this next Ubuntu release known as the Jaunty Jackalope. Among the features in Ubuntu 9.04 are the GNOME 2.26 desktop, Linux 2.6.28 kernel, X Server 1.6, KDE 4.2, and various other updated packages. Ubuntu 9.04 also has a new desktop notification system, improved boot performance, and various other features.

For more information on the Ubuntu 9.04 beta, visit Additional commentary can also be found on the ubuntu-announce list. Also reaching a beta status today was Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu MID, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Mythbuntu, and Ubuntu ARM. The final release of Ubuntu 9.04 is planned for the 23rd of April.

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