"As the development team did not prepare a Live CD for this
first alpha version of Ubuntu 9.10, we had to install the Alternate
edition. As you can see from the screenshots below, there's nothing
new on the surface... the same wallpaper, same GNOME version as in
Ubuntu 9.04. We've noticed that the "About Ubuntu" entry from the
System menu dissapeared. Under the hood, some of the packages were
updated, while most are the same builds as the ones in Jaunty
"The kernel packages are at version 2.6.30-5.6, based on Linux
kernel 2.6.30 RC5, and OpenOffice.org was updated to version 3.1.0.
In Ubuntu 9.10, HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer) will be
replaced by the new DeviceKit-power and udev-extras, for power
management and Fn key maps on laptops. Last but not least, in order
to repair the "Intel issues" from Ubuntu 9.04, the Intel video
driver will be switched from the old (but stable) EXA acceleration
method to the new (still in development) UXA acceleration method.
Oh, and EXT3 is still the default filesystem and GCC 4.4 is now the