Para mañana jueves 23 de abril estaràn ya listas para descargar tambièn todas las restantes versiones estrechamente ligadas a Ubuntu Desktop.
La novedad màs representativa es Ubuntu Netbook Remix, una distribuciòn oficial Ubuntu producida por Canonical Ltd. en colaboraciòn con Moblin (Mobile Linux Internet Project) para PC portàtiles, optimizada para aquèllos que usan que usan procesadores Intel Atom.
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Un hecho hasta ahora sin precedentes, ya que recordemos por ejemplo que con Intrepid Ibex y màs aùn con Hardy Heron las versiones definitivas de Xubuntu estuvieron listas para el download bastante tiempo despuès del lanzamiento oficial.
Veamos las noticias oficiales:
Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition
LONDON, April 20, 2009 – Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition is free to download from Thursday 23 April. Also announced were the simultaneous releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR)
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers a range of feature enhancements to improve the user experience. Shorter boot speeds, some as short as 25 seconds, ensure faster access to a full computing environment on most desktop, laptop and netbook models. Enhanced suspend-and-resume features also give users more time between charges along with immediate access after hibernation. Intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments has been broadened to support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users.
Jane Silber, COO, Canonical, says: “With every release, we see Ubuntu Desktop Edition make significant steps forward in appealing to mainstream computer users. With access to the latest office productivity suite, support for Skype and Adobe Flash, and faster boot times, we're confident that Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition will see more people join millions of others and make the switch to an open platform."
Ubuntu 9.04 features OpenOffice.org 3.0. This gives users a complete office suite that is entirely compatible with Microsoft Office. This free office software provides an immediate saving of at least $200 for users who need to create presentations, write documents or manage spreadsheets at work or at home.
A new integrated notification system appears in Ubuntu 9.04 for the first time. This system combines the notification methods of various applications and presents that information in a simple, unobtrusive manner. New icons and artwork also appear in this release, part of the continual improvement of the Ubuntu user experience.
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition is available from 23 April 2009. Get your copy by:
Visiting www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu for a free download
Visiting shop.canonical.com to purchase a CD
Visiting shipit.ubuntu.com to request a free CD
Professional Services, including support, can be purchased from www.canonical.com/services.
Canonical Announces Availability of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition
LONDON, April 20, 2009 – Canonical, the sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition is available to download from Thursday 23 April. Canonical offers assessment, deployment, migration, training and support services to ensure that companies can make the most of the cost-effective, powerful and reliable Ubuntu Server Edition platform.
Ubuntu Server Edition enables businesses to deploy and manage their common workloads – web, print, file, database and mail servers – more efficiently. Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition integrates the latest, stable Open Source applications from across the community, packaged and ready for users to deploy. New enhancements include improved virtualization with the latest KVM features, clustering support in Samba file server and easier mail server setup with out-of-the-box Dovecot-Postfix integration.
Canonical has also worked to extend the range of enabled servers for Ubuntu 9.04, with 45 of the most popular mid-range servers from IBM, Dell and Sun and HP tested in the Canonical labs.
In addition, Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition will preview Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC). Ubuntu is the first commercially-supported distribution to enable businesses to build cloud environments inside their firewalls. With Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition, organisations can explore the benefits of cloud computing without the data or security issues associated with moving data to an external cloud provider. Following a successful beta programme last year, Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 will also be fully available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
“Our ongoing commitment to increase productivity and efficiency savings with every release has seen more and more organisations deploying common workloads on Ubuntu-based server environments,” says Jane Silber, COO, Canonical. “We make it easier for companies to run larger systems more efficiently, a key benefit in financially-challenging times. Backed up by a full range of professional services, including support from Canonical, larger businesses will find Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 to be the most cost-effective, easy-to-deploy server platform for their production environments."
About 9.04 Ubuntu Server Edition
Ubuntu Server includes a range of new and updated features to boost efficiencies for system administrators running large systems in production environments.
New fully supported features:
Extended hardware compatibility ensures easier deployment for users
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can now pre-install their own default first-boot configuration of Ubuntu Server Edition and replicate it across all their Ubuntu servers
Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2 helps businesses to deploy services to external clouds
Virtualization updates, including support for nested virtualization, further improve infrastructure management efficiencies
New mail server features include shared user authentication and enhanced spam protection
Samba 3.3 provides extended cluster support for file serving and integrates with the latest Microsoft systems
Enhanced integration between OpenChange and Microsoft Exchange encourages interoperability
Suspend-and-Resume features deliver power-management improvements
Security enhancements with Apparmor offer greater peace of mind
The Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud uses an open source system known as Eucalyptus to enable a company to test, deploy and experiment with their own private, in-house cloud that matches the Amazon EC2 API
Advanced Message Queue Protocol (AMQP) support brings the emerging standard for high-performance enterprise messaging to Ubuntu users through Rabbit MQ
MySQL 5.1 is the latest release of the world's most popular Open Source database server. Upgrade from the fully-supported 5.0 to 5.1 is possible now
Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition is available from 23 April 2009. It can be accessed in a number of ways:
Visit www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu for a free download
Visit shop.canonical.com to purchase a CD, flash drive or DVD
Visit shipit.ubuntu.com to request a free CD
Professional Services, including support, can be also be purchased from www.canonical.com/services.
Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
LONDON, April 20, 2009 – Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix is free to download from Thursday 23 April. Also announced were the simultaneous releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition.
Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix comes with faster boot speeds, and with a built-for-purpose interface that means that favourite applications and websites are just a click away. Ubuntu Netbook Remix makes a great choice for netbook users.
Jane Silber, COO, Canonical, says: “The latest feature enhancements in Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix are particularly well suited to the requirements of netbook fans. Faster boot speeds, enhanced power-management features and easier switching between networks delivers the best netbook end-user experience available for download today.”
For the first time, users can download the complete Ubuntu Netbook Remix to a USB flash drive directly from Ubuntu.com. Users can then install and run Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a wide range of the most popular netbook machines available in the market today.
Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix has been fully tested for use on a range of netbook models including:
Acer Aspire One
Asus eee PC 1000
Dell Mini 9
Ubuntu Netbook Remix offers an enhanced user experience with more intuitive icons, consistent notifications across applications and numerous design changes that give the product more visual appeal.