First Look at Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Beta
Mar 27, 2009, 16:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Purdy)
Full Text Search: The Key to Better Natural Language Queries for NoSQL in Node.js
"We've covered bits and pieces of what's coming up for Ubuntu
9.04 in the past few months, such as Mac/Growl-like notifications
(that you can grab now, if you want), some stylish community
themes, and the speedier ext4 filesystem.
"One feature I couldn't show in the screenshots was the improved
boot time in Jaunty. Having lived in it for about a week and
installed a few apps, it took 24.9 seconds from choosing my OS to
boot in Grub to a login window, and about 19 seconds more to get to
a fully-loaded desktop (about 43 total).
"What's below are screenshots taken from the last alpha version
before it. If Jaunty's release schedule holds (and it almost always
does), a final release is just a month off. Ubuntu's beta releases
are usually pretty close to the final thing, though, and it's easy
enough to download an ISO file, then live-boot and test it without
harm using UNetbootin from Windows or Linux."