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28 April 2009, 11:23

Ubuntu 9.10 development begins

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Only a few days after the release of Ubuntu 9.04, know as "Jaunty Jackalope", development has already started on version 9.10 of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. While Ubuntu 9.10, code named "Karmic Koala", is scheduled for a final release on the 29th of October, a first milestone (Alpha 1) is expected to be finished in mid-May. A Feature Freeze is planned for the end of August. As usual with Ubuntu, a Beta release (01.10.09) and a release candidate (22.10.09) are planned, following the first six alpha releases.

Ubuntu 9.10 is expected to focus on server functions related to cloud computing, energy conservation, shorter start up times and a revised login screen. Better hardware support for the growing number of netbooks is also planned. Following the final release of Ubuntu 9.10, a Developer Summit is scheduled for the 19th of November.

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