[ubuntu-cl] Ubuntu 9.10 Beta released

Enrique Herrera Noya quiquetux en gmail.com
Jue Oct 1 20:41:29 BST 2009


Steve Langasek escribió:
> The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10
> Desktop and Server editions, and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.  Codenamed
> "Karmic Koala", 9.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the
> latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,
> easy-to-use Linux distribution.
> 
> Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition improves on the work of 9.04 to get you going
> faster, with improved startup times and a streamlined boot experience.
> 
> Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition integrates Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud setup in the
> installer and provides improvements to system security with AppArmor,
> including an AppArmor profile for libvirtd to further isolate virtual
> machines from the host system.
> 
> The Ubuntu 9.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu
> Studio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status today.
> 
> Desktop features
> ----------------
> 
> GNOME 2.28 featuring Empathy:  with this latest beta release, Ubuntu now
> uses the Empathy instant messaging service by default, introducing the
> Telepathy framework.
> 
> Ubuntu Software Center:  the first step in a replacement for Add/Remove
> Software has landed for testing and feedback.
> 
> New boot experience:  multiple changes to look, feel and speed of
> the boot experience have been included in the Ubuntu 9.10 beta.
> 
> Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/beta for details.
> 
> Server features
> ---------------
> 
> Cloud computing:  Ubuntu 9.10 builds on the tantalizing cloud support in
> Ubuntu 9.04, with support for Eucalyptus configuration at install time and
> publishing of standard VM images for UEC.
> 
> AppArmor:  Ubuntu 9.10 continues to raise the bar for server security, with
> AppArmor profiles enabled by default for ntpd and libvirt providing another
> layer of protection from attacks on the network or via guest virtual
> machines.
> 
> Ubuntu Netbook Remix features
> -----------------------------
> Ubuntu Netbook Remix is optimised to run on Intel atom based netbooks. It
> includes a new consumer-friendly interface that allows users to quickly and
> easily get on-line and use their favourite applications. This interface is
> optimised for a retail sales environment.
> 
> It includes the same faster boot times and improved boot experience as
> Ubuntu desktop.
> 
> Kubuntu features
> ----------------
> 
> Kubuntu 9.10, built on KDE 4.3, brings users a complete, full-featured KDE4
> desktop with many new applications and innovations.
> 
> This is the first release for a new Kubuntu variant, Kubuntu Netbook Edition.
> Built on a Kubuntu base, it brings users an exciting first look at KDE's 
> netbook-oriented desktop environment.
> 
> Please see https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KarmicKoala/Beta/Kubuntu for all the
> details.
> 
> Xubuntu features
> ----------------
> 
> Xubuntu 9.10 comes with the light-weight Xfce 4.6 desktop environment
> to provide a desktop designed for productivity while conserving system
> resources.
> 
> Xubuntu 9.10 is proud to offer an improved multimedia experience with
> the Exaile media player, a more integrated power management solution
> with the Xfce4 power manager, and more convenience built right in with
> improved multimedia volume key support and more consistent desktop
> notifications.
> 
> Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/KarmicKoala/Beta for the
> full list and details about all the great enhancements Xubuntu 9.10 
> has to offer.
> 
> Edubuntu features
> -----------------
> 
> Edubuntu 9.10 transitions from an add-on educational CD that depended on
> an existing Ubuntu installation to a full Ubuntu derivative delivered on
> as a DVD image. This allows prospective users and decision makers to try
> the educational offerings prior to installation and the flexibility to 
> make Edubuntu a first class educational operating system.
> 
> Mythbuntu features
> ------------------
> 
> Mythbuntu 9.10 introduces MythTV 0.22.  The entire stack has been ported
> to QT4 and now allows for very neat UI effects.  Also 0.22 adds support
> for VDPAU hardware acceleration, and HD-PVR hardware support.
> 
> Please see http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_0.22 for more details
> about things introduced in 0.22.
> 
> See http://mythbuntu.org/9.10/beta for information about the Mythbuntu
> beta release.
> 
> Other
> -----
> 
> * On the Desktop: GNOME 2.28, KDE 4.3, XFCE 4.6.1, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1,
>   X.Org server 1.6.3
> 
> * On the Server: Apache 2.2, PostgreSQL 8.4, PHP 5.2.10, LTSP 5.1
> 
> * "Under the hood": GCC 4.4.1, glibc 2.10, Linux 2.6.31.1, Python 2.6.2
> 
> The full release notes can be found at
> http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/beta
> 
> About Ubuntu
> ------------
> 
> Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and
> servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases.  A
> tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an
> incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.
> 
> Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
> hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information about
> support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support
> 
> To Get Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
> -----------------------
> 
> To upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta from Ubuntu 9.04,
> follow these instructions:
> 
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades
> 
> Or, download Ubuntu 9.10 Beta here (choose the mirror closest to you):
> 
>   Europe:
> 
>     * http://ubuntu.ipacct.com/releases/9.10 (Bulgaria)
>     * http://ftp.oleane.net/ubuntu-cd/9.10 (France)
>     * http://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/ubuntu.iso/9.10 (Germany)
>     * http://ie.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Ireland)
>     * http://nl.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/9.10 (Netherlands)
>     * http://no.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Norway)
>     * http://se.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Sweden)
> 
>   North America:
> 
>     * http://mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/ubuntu-releases/9.10 (United States)
>     * http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/releases/9.10 (United States)
> 
>   Oceania/Australia:
> 
>     * http://ftp.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/9.10 (New Zealand)
> 
>   Rest of the world:
> 
>     http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Great Britain)
> 
> Please download using Bittorrent if possible.
> 
> The final version of Ubuntu 9.10 is expected to be released in October 2009.
> 
> Feedback and Participation
> --------------------------
> 
> If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you
> can participate at
> 
>   http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate/
> 
> Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help turn this
> Beta into the best release of Ubuntu ever.  Please note that, where
> possible, we prefer that bugs be reported using the tools provided, rather
> than by visiting Launchpad directly.  Instructions can be found at
> 
>   https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
> 
> If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but are not
> sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel on FreeNode, on the Ubuntu
> Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:
> 
>   http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
>   http://www.ubuntuforums.org/
> 
> More Information
> ----------------
> 
> You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this preview release on our
> website, IRC channel and wiki. If you are new to Ubuntu, please visit:  
> 
>   http://www.ubuntu.com/
> 
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> 
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> 
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