Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Is Available for Download
Oct 01, 2009, 19:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)
"What's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Beta? Well, as you probably already
know, there is now a revamped Human theme, the Humanity icons and
lots of wallpapers! Moreover, the Ubuntu Software Store has been
renamed to Ubuntu Software Center and updated several times in the
last two weeks. And... in order to improve the boot performance,
the Ubuntu developers have now transitioned to Upstart.
"A new security feature included in the 32-bit Linux kernel that
Ubuntu uses is Non-eXecutable memory protection, which has been
enabled by default for quite a while now on processors that support
the NX feature, but it has been useless for systems that have
lacked support. From now on, the kernel provides an emulation of
the NX feature for all these other processors, potentially blocking
many exploits targeting the stack or heap memory."