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Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2 Has Support for Sandy Bridge

Feb 08, 2011, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

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"What's new in Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2? Well, lots of things are new in this second Alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system, but the most important change is that the old OpenOffice.org 3.2 office suite from Oracle has been finally replaced with the new and lightweight LibreOffice 3.3 open source office suite from The Document Foundation. Moreover, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2 is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38 RC2 and all the main packages are now built with Python 2.7.

""This kernel update includes the official inclusion of the '200 line patch' which improves responsiveness for some workloads. It also brings a major update to the VFS, RCU dentry handling, which is slated to improve filesystem performance particularly with parallel loads. There are a bunch of updates for graphics which should extend support to new cards and extend 3D to more cards too. There as always is a ton of driver updates which should bring more devices into support. This kernel brings support for some previously unsupported ACER SD card slots.""

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