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Millions of Karmic Koalas descend on the 'net as Ubuntu 9.10 downloads go live

We've been looking at Ubuntu 9.10 for a while now in anticipation of the big day. It's finally here, and the full release of Karmic Koala is now available for download. As usual, there are plenty of ways to get your hands on the new OS. Unlike Windows 7, that includes certified, honest to goodness torrents straight from Canonical. They're already fairly well seeded, so P2P downloads should be...

CouchDB dev unwittingly gives Ubuntu users cloud-based nightmares

You've likely heard about Ubuntu One by now - we've mentioned it a couple times here on Download Squad, and it's now making regular appearances on Karmic Koala beta desktops everywhere. Canonical made it clear from the get-go that Ubuntu 9.10 was going to pack plenty of cloud functionality for both desktops and servers. One piece of that puzzle is CouchDB, which developer Elliot Murphy was...

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 adds software store, improves boot speed

Canonical has some pretty ambitious goals for Karmic Koala: faster startup times, tight cloud integration, an improved experience for netbooks, a Ubuntu software store, and much more. Some of these changes in recent alpha builds and yesterday's 9.10 alpha 6 continues to bring things into focus. As you can see from the header clip, the old usplash boot animation has been replaced by xsplash which...

Ubuntu 9.10 alpha 5 available for download, gears up for October release

With the final version of Karmic Koala due in less than two months, things are looking good for Ubuntu 9.10. Alpha 5 has been officially released and is now available for download from the usual channels. The new alpha brings with it kernel 2.6.31-9.29, Gnome 2.27.91, GCC 4.4, and a lengthy list of additional updated packages. KUbuntu has been bumped to KDE 4.3.1 and its first Netbook Remix...

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala alpha is ready for download

It's official - just under a month after the official release of Jaunty Jackalope, Canonical is ready for users to test drive the first alpha of Karmic Koala. As Brad previously mentioned, Ubuntu v9.10 will focus on cloud computing and netbook systems. The alpha is built on kernel 2.6.30 and the latest Gnome dev release, version 2.27.1. Canonical, of course, does not recommend running any alpha...

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to focus on cloud computing, netbooks

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for Ubuntu 9.10, which is scheduled for release in October: Karmic Koala. Sure, the team still needs to put the finishing touches on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope which will be out in a April. But it's never too early to start planning for your future, right? Shuttleworth says one goal is to speed up the boot process in Ubuntu 9.10,...