Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Officially Released

Canonical officially announced the release of Ubuntu 9.04, previously code named Jaunty Jackalope. As with all Ubuntu releases you can download a desktop edition or a server edition. You can download your new version here.

Geek.com covers some of the major highlights of the new release:

  • OpenOffice 3.0
  • Latest Skype
  • Latest Adobe Flash
  • Faster boot times (reportedly as low as 25 seconds)
  • Gnome 2.26
  • Brasero 2.26 (all-in-one CD burning application)
  • Better (more intuitive) multi-monitor support
  • X.Org server 1.6, which supports several new video cards, as well as ATI-specific improvements including EXA acceleration (by default), 2D support for R6/R7 series, 3D support for R5 series, along with an updated -fglrx proprietary driver for R6/R7 series 3D support.
  • More uniform notifications and system messages
  • Ext4 file system support
  • A Netbook Remix version, which offers: - Even faster boot speeds
  • Enhanced power management
  • Easier network switching
  • More intuitive icons and other design changes
  • Native support for Acer Aspire One, Asus Eee PC 1000, Dell Mini 9
  • A Server Edition, which offers: web, print, file, database and mail servers – more efficiently. Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition integrates the latest, stable Open Source applications from across the community, packaged and ready for users to deploy. New enhancements include improved virtualization with the latest KVM features, clustering support in Samba file server and easier mail server setup with out-of-the-box Dovecot-Postfix integration.In addition, Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition will preview Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC). Ubuntu is the first commercially-supported distribution to enable businesses to build cloud environments inside their firewalls. With Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition, organizations can explore the benefits of cloud computing without the data or security issues associated with moving data to an external cloud provider. Following a successful beta program last year, Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 will also be fully available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).


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