"While I would consider Karmic Koala to be an
evolutionary improvement rather than a revolutionary one over
Jaunty Jackalope and Intrepid Ibex where functionality is
concerned, I can certainly see where a great deal of the
development time went, and that is raw performance.
"I used Sun xVM VirtualBox 3.06 to create a Virtual Machine
using the 64-bit version of Karmic Koala, with two vCPUs, 2GB of
RAM and a 40GB virtual disk file. Once I tweaked my virtual
hardware settings accordingly for all of the AMD64/AMD-V
performance optimizations — something that I wouldn't need to
do with native hardware — installation was a breeze and an
absolute pleasure. The installer application itself is extremely
polished and looks like something that even Apple might produce,
it's that good, using nice transition effects and a fully automated
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