The Karmic Koala Makes Its Debut: Ubuntu 9.10 Now Available

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uncleck

Is there a 64-bit desktop version?  I can only seem to find the 32-bit version.  I see the 64-bit server version, but not the desktop version.

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gendoikari1

Awesome. I thought that my old Sony laptop was solely a paperweight, but now Karmic seems to be geared exactly to it (the better 915 support, and the fact it runs better on low power systems). The only drawback is the download (either University of Waterloo or my ISP hates me).

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1337Goose

Only 8 more hours before the download finishes! I hate the slow launch day speeds...

~Goose

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SpaceBison

More like 20 minutes: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#bt

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Techrocket9

Bittorent gets faster the more users have the file. If you want it fast, download the torrent!

If you don't know how (you probably do), you can download the torrent from this link -- no software required. (Other than Java)

http://tinyurl.com/Ubuntu-Torrent-In-Browser

 

It's the x86 desktop version. Just click the download button below the box. 

 

 

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1337Goose

It's an in place upgrade of the x64 version. There are 1907 packages to be downloaded so I expect it to take some time. It doesn't help that the servers are under a fair deal of stress at the moment.

Thanks for the tip anyway, and thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not I know how bittorrent works. 

~Goose

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quickone

 looking forward to the Mint version to come out, I'll switch my old laptop over when the new ubuntu is incorperated 

 

~~The difference between insanity and genius is merely succes~~

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roninnder

It also comes in 64 bit, although your article seems to imply it's 32 only.  I don't think Kubuntu is specifically designed for netbooks either; that's called ubuntu netbook remix.  Easy to see how you might have gotten confused there.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I think the thing about 32 bit was a typo.

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thefuzz4

I think what they were trying to imply is that there is now a netbook version of Kubuntu available.  It's pretty slick and it has the AIR theme all throughout it.  Go d/l it from www.kubuntu.org and fire it up in a VM and try it out. 

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Devo85x

 the slow downloads.  I am the type of guy that prefers to download the ISO vs upgrading "in place".  That way, not only do I not have to worry about it messing up and me not having a CD, but I like to have fresh installs to mess with :)

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SpaceBison

It only took me less than 20 minutes to download via the torrent on their site.

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thefuzz4

I have a apt-mirror running at hone and started getting the packages for it about a month ago just to avoid the slow d/l speeds of the release day.  If you have several buntu machines running at home I suggest setting up a apt-mirror for your home this way you have a server that gets all the packages and then just point your other machines to the server and viola.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Just like WSUS... Nice to know.

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SpaceBison

It looks nice, but I think I'll wait for Masturbating Monkey to come out before I upgrade.

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COMMANDER_COOK

That's hilarious.

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Danthrax66

Yeah but can it play Crysis?

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Bluntknife

Yes...yes it can o.O

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdv1Um243Z8&feature=fvsr 

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thefuzz4

Not yet but give it time

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