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Has it been a full release cycle for Ubuntu already? It seems like only yesterday that we saw a jackalope jaunting by, but that was back in April. Now it’s time for Karmic Koala, which is the endearing name for the just released, final version of 9.10. […]

ubuntu_oneHas it been a full release cycle for Ubuntu already? It seems like only yesterday that we saw a jackalope jaunting by, but that was back in April. Now it’s time for Karmic Koala, which is the endearing name for the just released, final version of 9.10. I’m still re-running a Windows 7 netbook battery testwithout Aero, this time — so I’m not ready to run Ubuntu 9.10 yet. I’ve got a download going for the Live CD, so while I wait for the software and my hardware, I’m perusing the press release and release notes for Karmic Koala. A few key updates look pretty handy:

  • Ubuntu One integration — Much like Dropbox and other online storage or sync solutions, Ubuntu One offers a place to stash your data. Every Ubuntu user gets a free 2GB account and the service is natively integrated within the Ubuntu file system, making it pretty seamless.
  • Improved 3G connectivity — I’ll have to try this to better understand what exactly has been improved, but this is key for mobile folks.
  • New Software Center — One-stop shopping for software is always nice, especially when there’s a button for Free Software as well. This takes the place of Add/Remove in the Applications menu.
  • New Kernel Mode Setting — By default on Intel hardware, this “reduces boot-time flickering and dramatically speeds up suspend/resume.”

Has anyone installed this — or the new Netbook Remix Edition — and been wowed by any other new features?

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  1. installed it in my eee pc 1005ha-p (netbook remix) and it works seamlessly with all of my windows files. can even edit documents from the other partition. wish i could see the linux partition in windows xp though. *sigh* well, at least i can trust ubuntu to be amazing, even if things you have to pay for suck…. (first time linux user.)

  2. I’ve been using the RC — still am, actually, haven’t had time to update yet :) — and the improved support for intel graphics is what “wow”-ed me. The new Shiki themes are nice, too, but you can get those on Jaunty.

    My Mini 9 and — a bigger shock — my X60 tablet both work *much* better with the new intel support. Rotation no longer sucks on the Tablet, and Compiz works great on both.

  3. Thumbs up Kevin,
    Give us a full summary once you run the LiveCD. Test it out in a netbook, preferably.

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