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Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Alpha 4 released

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http://feedproxy.google.com – It’s been a few months since the release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 3. Announced by Canonical’s Steve Langasek, the latest alpha release contains package updates and the it is based on Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel. Some notable features this current Karmic Koala alpha release: 1) Ubuntu One integration 2) Gnome 2.2.74 3) IM client Pidgin is out, and replaced by Empathy 4) Intel UXA acceleration method instead of EXA 5) GCC 4.4 instead of GCC4.3 as compiler 6) GRUB2 as default boot loader Full list of Alpha 4 release features/changelog here One of Karmic Koala’s goal is to achieve a boot time of less than 10 seconds, if so, then it is a serious contender in comparison to the upcoming Windows 7, which aims to boot in less than 15 seconds. Try it today. Download it here! Source : Phoronix Related Posts: Noob Introduction to Kernel Mode Settings and Rootless X-Server Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS reaches end of life. Boot up speed craze Moblin v2.0 beta released Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations! (General)