Review: Ubuntu 9.10 first look
Nov 03, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For those unfamiliar with the operating system, Ubuntu
Linux, based on the popular Debian distro, is probably the most
popular consumer desktop Linux around right now. Each new version
gets an unusual animal name, sequenced alphabetically; after Karmic
Koala comes Lucid Lynx, due out next spring. Version numbers are
based on the year and month of release (hence 9.10, released in
2009, month 10).
"Let's have a look at what's new with the critter.
"For starters, the installation image is on a Live CD –
you just need to boot from it to experience the operating system,
with no installation required, but the download is a relatively
tiny 690 MB. This allows the unsure to dabble their toes in Karmic
Koala (KK) waters, regardless of the OS actually installed on their
system, without committing to it. If you do decide to bite the
bullet, the installation is straightforward, even in a virtual
machine (it runs quite happily under VMware, in a VM with 8 GB disk
and 512 MB RAM)."