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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Ubuntu releases last 9.10 Alpha
« on: September 20, 2009, 09:31:09 am »

LINUX DISTRO VENDOR Ubuntu's crew of developers has just released the sixth and expected last alpha version of the next Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala version of its Linux OS.
Karmic Koala is expected to be available for free download in late October and it is not clear yet how much of the new alpha will end up in the final release.

The first thing that Ubuntu users will notice is that there is no more Usplash. The boot splash screen has disappeared as part of a cunning plan to speed up boot times.

Instead the machine will go from the BIOS POST to an X-based splash screen which looks like a blind brown cylon licking its lips. From there it goes to the optional log in screen to xsplash again.

The GNOME desktop environment has been updated to version 2.28 RC1 (2.27.92), the Linux kernel packages are now at version 2.6.31-10.34 and they are based on the final version of Linux kernel 2.6.31.

AppArmor has also been greatly improved and new profiles are available. The Ubuntu firewall now has egress filtering and support for filtering by interface. Libvirt contains AppArmor integration when the QEMU or KVM virtualization tools are used.

It looks a lot better than before and if the boot times have sped up then it will be a good free bit of software for those who do not want to drink the Apple or Microsoft proprietary KoolAid.

All the Linux fans will eagerly be awaiting this.  :yes:

Offline Forested665

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Re: Ubuntu releases last 9.10 Alpha
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 04:15:03 pm »
Im actually amazed at the rolling release process ubuntu and some others have switched too.
In ye olden days you had to download another disk and install over your O/S or you had to open your update manager and overwrite the config telling it to look in a different location from where it then overwrote all your packages and broke any programs that you had compiled. It seems now the update manager in ubuntu can upgrade your distrobution off the network a package at a time.
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