Ubuntu 9.04 Released

Neil neil.coetzer at nationalit.co.zw
Fri Apr 24 07:01:45 BST 2009

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From: Ubuntu Announcements <noreply at ubuntu.com>

Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 05:53:26 -0700

Subject: Ubuntu 9.04 released

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The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server

editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of

integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a

high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.


Read more about the features of Ubuntu 9.04 in the following press releases:


  Desktop edition    http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-9.04-desktop

  Server edition     http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-9.04-server

  Netbook Remix      http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-9.04-unr


Ubuntu 9.04 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.

Users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to continue using

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS rather than upgrading to or installing 9.04.


Ubuntu 9.04 is also the basis for new 9.04 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu,

Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:


        Kubuntu      http://kubuntu.org/news/9.04-release

        Xubuntu      http://xubuntu.org/news/9.04-release

       Edubuntu      http://edubuntu.org/news/9.04-release

      Mythbuntu      http://mythbuntu.org/9.04/release

  Ubuntu Studio      http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads


To Get Ubuntu 9.04



To download Ubuntu 9.04, or obtain CDs, visit:




Users of Ubuntu 8.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 9.04 via

Update Manager.  For further information about upgrading, see:




As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of



We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document

caveats and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:




Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:




If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but

aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users

mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:


  #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net




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