Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Released
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu announced the availiability of the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
Ubuntu Server Edition enables businesses to deploy and manage their common workloads – web, print, file, database and mail servers – more efficiently. Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition integrates the latest, stable Open Source applications from across the community, packaged and ready for users to deploy. New enhancements include improved virtualization with the latest KVM features, clustering support in Samba file server and easier mail server setup with out-of-the-box Dovecot-Postfix integration.
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers a range of feature enhancements to improve the user experience. Shorter boot speeds, some as short as 25 seconds, ensure faster access to a full computing environment on most desktop, laptop and netbook models. Enhanced suspend-and-resume features also give users more time between charges along with immediate access after hibernation. Intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments has been broadened to support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users.
Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope:
- GNOME 2.26.1 desktop environment
- Linux kernel 188.8.131.52
- EXT4 filesystem support
- X.Org 7.4
- X.Org server 1.6
- Mesa 3D DRI 7.4
- New notification framework
- OpenOffice.org 3.0.1
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9
- Compiz Fusion 0.8.2
- Improved boot speed
- Wacom tablet hotplugging
Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition New Fully Supported Features:
Ubuntu Server includes a range of new and updated features to boost efficiencies for system administrators running large systems in production environments.
- Extended hardware compatibility ensures easier deployment for users
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can now pre-install their own default first-boot configuration of Ubuntu Server Edition and replicate it across all their Ubuntu servers
- Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2 helps businesses to deploy services to external clouds
- Virtualization updates, including support for nested virtualization, further improve infrastructure management efficiencies
- New mail server features include shared user authentication and enhanced spam protection
- Samba 3.3 provides extended cluster support for file serving and integrates with the latest Microsoft systems
- Enhanced integration between OpenChange and Microsoft Exchange encourages interoperability
- Suspend-and-Resume features deliver power-management improvements
- Security enhancements with Apparmor offer greater peace of mind