Ubuntu 9.10 aka Karmic Koala

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out.

Ubuntu is gaining momentum in the Linux desktop market, and this latest edition will definitely strengthen its position. I have had 8.04 and 8.10 on my desktop. For some odd reasons, I could not install 9.04. The C drive was depleted during installation (Wubi for 9.04 was the culprit), and I had to abandon the installation process midway. So, I was eagerly awaiting 9.10. Could not wait until the official release date, so installed the release candidate (RC).

Installation was cakewalk. To pep up the installation scene, they have this presentation on the various features of Ubuntu. In about 15 minutes (I think) I was able to launch Ubuntu.

Some plus points:

  • It boots and shuts down quickly.
  • User interface is similar to the earlier versions, but better.
  • There are new interesting applications, such as Ubuntu Software Center to help you install and manage your applications and Ubuntu One to help you levitate in the Cloud.

If you haven’t tasted Ubuntu, this is the right time to embrace it.


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