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 Post subject: 9.04 is out now!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:09 am 
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Ubuntu's latest release is out now!!! I got a terrible 150 Kb/s from their http servers, but a solid 600 to 800 Kb/s from the torrents, so it isn't as bad as their 8.10 and 8.04 launches when it took a minute to load each page and you would get 15 Kb/s from http and 200 Kb/s from torrents.


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Interesting ... they have a netbook specific version for 9.04 ... is this new?

Anyone know what changes / upgrades they've made? Upgrading for the sake of a shiny number is not really my deal.

WHY is this significant?


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I was wondering the same thing,

Maybe compiz runs better or there's better support for Nvidia's and ATI's binaries.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:45 am 
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All I remember reading is that they did some boot optimizations so it boots faster. I haven't paid attention to it honestly.

releasing a new version every year or so seems kinda silly to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:55 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Interesting ... they have a netbook specific version for 9.04 ... is this new?

Anyone know what changes / upgrades they've made? Upgrading for the sake of a shiny number is not really my deal.

WHY is this significant?


From my memory they have EXT4 now (but not default), it boots a hell of a lot faster, net book versions (like you said), newer gnome, newer xorg, the interface is quite shiny now, and built-in brasero. When I tried out one of the betas on my laptop a month ago, I noticed that the brigthness buttons coordinated correctly with the onscreen brightness bar, as opposed to the previous versions. It also seemed "easier" to use the wireless. In version 8.10 I had to wait about 20 seconds before it connected to my network, not it takes just a few.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:01 am 
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Agreed.

While one can hit the newer repositories and update from there, I think we all know, this isn't exactly fun if something goes awry, so I can see the need for a newer release if you really like something (i.e. KDE, Gnome, etc..) and it's just not acting right.


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This version comes with a money printing app compiled into the kernel itself.

I'll hold off on the upgrade for now. I wasn't too impressed with the jump from 8.06 to 8.10, x.10 seemed less responsive out of the box than x.06 did.
Unless there is a speed increase, think I'll pass altogether on this since my Buntu boxes are pretty much dedicated folders and speed is important.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:05 am 
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I have an older laptop I'll try this on. Only problem is the DVD-ROM is going out.
I'll take it apart and connect an IDE CD-ROM I have lying around to it and a separate PS and let you know how I like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:16 am 
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I have an older laptop I'll try this on. Only problem is the DVD-ROM is going out.
I'll take it apart and connect an IDE CD-ROM I have lying around to it and a separate PS and let you know how I like it.


If it has windows on it, you can use WUBI to install it without a CD or DVD.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:24 am 
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nmanguy wrote:
-Lawless wrote:
I have an older laptop I'll try this on. Only problem is the DVD-ROM is going out.
I'll take it apart and connect an IDE CD-ROM I have lying around to it and a separate PS and let you know how I like it.


If it has windows on it, you can use WUBI to install it without a CD or DVD.

Interesting option but I've been wanting to get XP off it for a while now anyway. It's slowed WAY down and I can't do a fresh install on it with the CD problem anyway.
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:52 am 
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I'm gonna check out the Kubuntu version and see how KDE 4.02 is.


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I just love the smell of overloaded servers in the morning.

I think Ill wait a day or two and hope the servers are doing better.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:23 pm 
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MAXPCreader07 wrote:
I just love the smell of overloaded servers in the morning.

I think Ill wait a day or two and hope the servers are doing better.

Really?
I downloaded it and it took less than 30 minutes.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:30 pm 
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ditto...must be you. Took me ~35 minutes @400K/sec


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:44 pm 
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*downloading and creating a new VirtualBox VM for it now*


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:04 pm 
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I like Ubuntu 9.04. The new notifications are the best (and most noticeable thing). Startup time is great too - It booted in literally about 10 sec the first time. The only problem I had is I was trying to do ext4, so I set ext4 as the only partition - I forgot to format /boot as ext3 :roll: .

Otherwise I love it! The only thing is I know enough about linux to be moving past Ubuntu. I think I'm gonna drop it for something.. different.. soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:37 am 
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Go for a stage 1 install of gentoo .. the process of creating your system will fill in a lot of blanks. Well, it did for me anyway :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 am 
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Not sure if it was because I disassembled the lappy and removed the DVD Rom (And then remembering that you can hook up a standard IDE HARD DRIVE not DVD ROM) and then reassembling the lappy, but anyway the DVD ROM started working correctly. Might have just been that I burned the ISO at a slower speed.

Anyway..... seems to be working pretty well.
I'm having issues connecting to my wireless. I'm using WPA-TKIP and for some reason it's not liking that arrangement. I may have to install a WPA add-on or change my security setup to get it to work. I was up pretty late and gave up on it for the night.
I'll try again tonight.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:45 am 
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Downloaded it last night. Going to upgrade the fiances laptop. She has an older version that isn't supported in the repos anymore. I think it is 7.1?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:17 am 
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Haha, wow, I just realized that Firefox and Utorrent give out speeds in bytes per second, not bits, so I guess that their servers and torrents were eight times faster than what I originally put.


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