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Ubuntu 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope’ Released

The Linux wonder child Ubuntu has finally released the next major version today – Ubuntu 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope’.

New features include:

1. Gnome 2.26 desktop environment, which includes the following new features:

a) brasero, an all-in-one CD burning application.
b) Improved multi-monitor handling.

2. X.Org server 1.6, which supports several new video cards, as well as ATI-specific performance improvements including EXA acceleration by default, 2D support for R6xx/R7xx, 3D support for R5xx cards, along with an updated -fglrx proprietary driver for R6xx/R7xx 3D support.

3. New notification style and preferences.

4. Boot performance is “significantly improved”.

5. Linux kernel 2.6.28-11.37, which is based on 2.6.28.8.

6. Ext4 file system support.

7. Server edition includes support for cloud computing via Eucalyptus, an open source technology which is included in Ubuntu as a technology preview, enables you to use your own servers to deploy, experiment and test your own private cloud that matches the Amazon EC2 API.

8. Turn-key mail servers with the dovecot-postfix package, which supports SMTP, POP3 and IMAP with TLS and SASL.

Go get it


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