The Karmic Koala is coming!

Posted in Computers, Ubuntu on October 3rd, 2009 by Andy

Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is due for release 29th October.

In the meantime you can grab the beta and help with squashing bugs.

Karmic is a pretty cool release, hot on the feature list is:

  • Slick new splash screens at startup and shutdown.
  • Even more boot speed impovements than Jaunty
  • New netbook remix interface
  • Super-fast ext4 filesystem by default
  • Empathy IM client replaces Pidgin
  • First look at the new Ubuntu Software Centre that will eventually replace Add/remove, Synaptic, Update Manager, and allow you to buy commercial software through the package manager. Games anyone?
  • Ubuntu One included by default
  • New bootloader: Grub2
  • A ton of stuff under the hood, like the new version of Gnome, HAL deprecation, and initial support for the Desktop Couch database.
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