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Ivan's avatar

Have you seen the new Ubuntu release?

Asked by Ivan (13439points) April 23rd, 2009

http://xkcd.com/178/

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackelope was released today (04/23/09).
If you haven’t already, will you be downloading it?
What feature are you most excited about?
Please describe your experiences here.

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22 Answers

DandyDear711's avatar

Not yet.

lol I will give you a detailed report very soon.

Ivan's avatar

@DandyDear711

I thought you were going to use EeeBuntu?

DandyDear711's avatar

I am – I couldn’t resist commenting since I am such a newbie and obviously terrorized by the thought of using Linux. I am looking forward to be able to talk intelligently about it!

phoenyx's avatar

Already installed it on a VM. Also, torrents are available.

phoenyx's avatar

@DandyDear711
Ubuntu has a great forum. There may be a local group in your area, and they are also very helpful. If you use irc: #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

Ivan's avatar

@phoenyx

Yeah, I am downloading the torrent right now. Stupid slow internet

What are your first impressions?

phoenyx's avatar

boots faster, my favorite theme (dust) is included by default, no deskbar applet by default, I still think the default wallpaper is lame

I’ve just been configuring things. I haven’t really looked into any new features yet.

Ivan's avatar

@phoenyx

I use dust too! That’s cool that I won’t have to download it. The default wallpaper is always pretty lame, as is the Human theme. It looks like the login screen is pretty cool though.

J0E's avatar

It says it works with iPods which is cool considering I just got the Touch a couple days ago and I can’t find a Linux programnthat supports it. I don’t want to have to boot windows everytime I want to add songs.

Ivan's avatar

Songbird has an add-on that should support it. I think RhythmBox does too.

J0E's avatar

Nope, neither of them work. Songbird has an addon for iPod support but I can never get it to actually recongnize that the iPod is plugged in.

Ivan's avatar

That’s Apple for you.

jrpowell's avatar

I installed in a VM (Parallels) but I can’t get Parallels Tools to install. So that makes it pretty much worthless to me.

J0E's avatar

@Ivan; People have had success with it, just not me.

kenmc's avatar

When ya gunna Linux me?

Ivan's avatar

@boots

I just created my Jaunty Live CD, so I can get you running with the brand-spanking new version. However, I don’t know if I can get dial-up working. Thankfully, if I can’t, nothing’s permanent.

J0E's avatar

@Ivan; I might have to borrow that cd too.

Ivan's avatar

@J0E

No problem. I don’t know if your wireless will work with it, though.

J0E's avatar

I think I solved that problem when I was setting up Mint.

Ivan's avatar

@J0E

You’re probably right, we can use the Live CD to figure that out.

Vincentt's avatar

I tried a lot of daily builds of Xubuntu 9.04 from before it was released, but the LiveCD always froze completely on my PC with the Caps-, Num- and Scroll Lock keys blinking (the same LiveCD on other PC’s didn’t cause problems – I’m using it right now!). Still true for the final release. I don’t dare to upgrade with this bug still present. Too bad, I quite like the new version :(

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