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Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Oct 05, 2009, 04:03 (2 Talkback[s])


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"If you are by now using Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope", you can quickly upgrade to the latest version without having to worry so much about messing things up. Before I'll show you how to do the easy upgrade, let me first take this opportunity to enumerate some of the main features of Ubuntu 9.10:

"Improved Boot Performance
To further enhance the boot performance of Ubuntu, they replaced System-V init with Upstart, which handles starting of tasks and services during boot. They are aiming for 10-second start-ups but a report is already telling us that it can boot for a mere 5 seconds with an SSD. Other changes or improvements that are related to the boot-up process include a new splash screen and the use of GRUB 2 by default."

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