Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Released
by Kevin Purdy on 4/23/09
The Jaunty Jackalope is on the loose, bringing a Linux desktop with streamlined notifications, a speedier file system, and other upgrades to the free desktop. Grab a live CD and try it out for yourself.
As happens every six months or so, the official Ubuntu servers are swamped with upgraders and downloaders this morning, so you’d be quite the polite person if you upgraded from a mirror server or grabbed any of the Ubuntu 9.04 ISO images from an official BitTorrent stream. Thinking about adding Ubuntu to your boot options, but don’t want to mess up XP and/or Vista? Check out Adam’s guide to triple-booting all three of those. You can get even more risk-free by running Ubuntu 9.04 in a virtual machine.
Ubuntu is, as always, completely free, runs on most any x86-based system.