March 29th, 2009 by Keith

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Reaches Beta

Posted in Beta, Linux, Site News, Software Companies

Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, has just entered into beta phase a couple of days ago. According to sources, this release includes a range of enhancements over its predecessor, Ubuntu 8.10 (codenamed Intrepid Ibex), such as a new style of notification system, changes to start-up processes and inclusion of cloud computing capability into the new operating system.

Jaunty Jackalope also includes updates to the Gnome interface, Linux kernel and the X.Org server. The more interesting part about this release is that, a new file-system, known as ext4 is also being supported! Inevitably, the greatest feature is the capability of cloud computing with Karmic Koala. Users will be able to dynamically create virtual machines, configure multiple clusters into a single cloud and even provide an Elastic Block Storage (EBS) equivalent storage manager.

However, there are still several known issues with this beta. Users are highly advised not to install this version on production machines. The expected release date of this version is April 23, 2009.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Beta

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