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Ubuntu Linux 9.10 'Karmic Koala' Starts Its Climb

Oct 29, 2009, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Among the new features of the Karmic releases is the Ubuntu Software Center, which is an attempt to revamp the add/remove software function in Ubuntu. Shuttleworth explained that Ubuntu is headed in the direction of opening up the software delivery mechanism both to empower third-party ISVs and to make it a smoother experience for users.

"Shuttleworth is also hoping that the new Ubuntu release won't give users 'paper cuts,' either. As part of the release cycle for Karmic, Ubuntu started a project called 100 Paper Cuts, which aimed to eliminate bugs and trivial annoyances that users had identified. Shuttleworth reported that for the final release, there had been some 80 'paper cut' fixes."

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