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As Jaunty Nears, Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Released

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Published on 26 March 2009 09:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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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 Ubuntu.com. 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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