Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 Released

Jaunty Jackalope Day

It's a big day in Linux land: The new Ubuntu upgrade, version 9.04 ("Jaunty Jackaloe") is out today, and my good laptop is STILL in the shop. Seven weeks and counting.

Fortunately, I'm finally set with a half-decent backup machine: a Celeron 2.0 GHz with 512 Mb of RAM, so I'm able to have more than three Firefox tabs open without grinding to a halt. It's running Ubuntu 8.10, so soon as I have time I'll liveblog the automated upgrade.

When the laptop gets back (latest estimate: Tuesday) I'm thinking of doing a new install. It was working fine when it left (the problem was a fried video card) but I'd like to go to the 64 bit version. I'll decide after I play with Jaunty a bit.

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