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Jaunty Jackalope ARM'd and ready

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"The ARMv7 port targets system-on-chips (SoCs) based on ARM's Cortex-A8 and -A9 processor cores, such as new SoCs from Texas Instruments, Freescale, and Qualcomm. Ubuntu already supports the open-source Moblin stack that runs on Intel Atom-based netbooks and MIDs.

"Ubuntu 9.04 is based on the 2.6.28 Linux kernel, and includes the new Ext4 filesystem that was introduced in the latest 2.6.29 release. The Ext3 file system is still offered as the default, however. A new integrated notification system is said to combine the notification methods of various applications and present the information "in a simple, unobtrusive manner," says Canonical. The overall UI, meanwhile, has been gussied up with new icons and artwork, says the company.

"Other updates include X.org server 1.6, as well as the KDE 4.2 and GNOME 2.26 desktop environments. Gnome 2.26 is touted for additions, including the Brasero CD burning application (pictured), and improved handling of multiple monitors with an updated gnome-display-properties function. The new Ubuntu also offers version 3.0 of the Microsoft Office-compatible OpenOffice.org."

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