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Karmic Koala 9.10 The First Alpha Is Here

Leaving the release of Jaunty Jackalope behind.  It’s time to welcome our new baby to the stage.  This new version will be called Karmic Koala and will carry version number 9.10.

Today Alpha One is released and traditionally this is only an alternate. No live cd’s yet.

The Karmic Koala Promise

For Karmic Koala the cloud concept will be worked out more and Canocial is promising an OS that will use near to zero watts when in  idle mode.  The look is said to change as well. A rumor has been started that the brown will finally be ditched. With a new smooth flicker free start-up and the new development kernel mode settings that it will bring, it might give us a totally new start-up environment.  With the new graphical boot, the login experience will also get a work over in its look.

More speed improvements are promised as well.  The Jaunty netbook version starts in 25 seconds.  Canocial wants to improve this.   The new version will include the newest and latest Moblin technology.

The new desktop should have a designers touch all over it.  Which should make me happy.  I’m not sure if it will make me switch from Kubuntu to Ubuntu.  But I will take a close look at it when, the first Live CD is released.

Below are the links to more information and the downloads.

Karmic Koala release schedule: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicReleaseSchedule
Alpha one information: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha1
Download Links:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ (Karmic Koala Ubuntu Alternates, Server, Netbook Remix, and MID)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ ( Karmic KoalaKubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ (Karmic Koala Xubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/karmic/alpha-1/ (Karmic Koala Ubuntu ARM)

Please note that it’s never a good idea to run an operating system that is in Alpha on a production system (a system you have to use every day for work).

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