Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope springs to beta
Shapes up for April launch
The Jaunty Jackalope edition of Ubuntu has been released to beta.
Ubuntu 9.04 brings a clutch of improvements to the desktop while taking the first step on the server closer to Amazon-style cloud computing.
Final code is scheduled for release on April 27.
Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 will let you run Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and it will also see Ubuntu made available on Amazon’s EC2.
On the desktop, Ubuntu sees improvements in speed and usability. Start up times for Desktop Edition have been improved while alerts have been made consistent across applications.
Other additions include GNOME 2.26, which means Ubuntu inherits features from the GNOME desktop environment, such as the Brasero CD/DVD burning tool and improvements in the media controls.
Also improved is the ability to connect to, and move off, Microsoft's email and groupware. The Evolution collaboration suite supports Outlook .pst files, and Exchange's MAPI to improve work with Exchange servers.
You can find full release notes here. ®
"Evolution collaboration" - you sure about that?
"Also improved is the ability to connect to, and move off, Microsoft's email and groupware. The Evolution collaboration suite supports Outlook .pst files, and Exchange's MAPI to improve work with Exchange servers."
Are you sure about that????
I don't see any mention of the openchange adapter in the release notes...this is the big one i am waiting for so i can finally use linux at work (and believe me i have tried every other method, but none suffice and it has be be mapi).
I will d'load the ISo and check now because I am an impatient b'tard.
Ubuntu vs windows
I have been running intrepid ibix for many months on a relatively old although high spec pc. It outperfoms xp on the same rig by a long way, particularly stability. Had fun setting up the graphics and sound cards but once done its done. Setting up usb tv stick was also fun but the ubuntu forums seem to have (or provide) and answer to everything.
Who needs to pay for a useless os now? Gamers. Try playing gta4 on vista and you will find out this is no longer an argument, may as well get a ps3. I will wait for games to become cross platform before I waste any more money on games that only play (and crash) on windows os.
@But will wireless work out of the box?
my experience of using a lappy with broadcom air-force-one card is:
* pre-gutsy I couldn't get wireless to work, but with gutsy it was able to recognise that I needed a proprietry driver and helped me install it.
* An upgrade to hardy broke it and plain ethernet too, so I reverted to gutsy.
* Intrepid behaves like gutsy, so I've been using that.
Hopefully Jaunty will continue to work, if not Intrepid is still nicer than windows.