Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 was released yesterday which brings some new and exciting features that Ubuntu users are going to love for sure.
New features include the latest GNOME desktop environment, new drivers and improved support for nVidia cards, built-in Twitter/Facebook integration, new themes and notifications etc.
The Nvidia Linux team released the Nvidia driver 190.42 RC a week ago, which were very stable and have now been officially released on Nvidia’s website.
The NVIDIA 190.42 driver is the first official release in the 190.xx Linux driver series. It has been in beta for months with many updates and releases.
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala has just released today and is now available for download, though it doesn’t yet show on the website.
I have already written about when the order page was updated and you could pre-order Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala CDs.
The most-awaited Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) will releasing in another two weeks and there is so much in store for us in this latest release. I’ve used a couple of alpha releases and I must say Karmic Koala will be a promising version.
Even though Ubuntu 9.10 will be released on 29th OctoberÂ 2009, you can now pre-order your free Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) CDs.
Ubuntu 9.10 beta, Karmic Koala, is scheduled to release on October 1, but almost two weeks before Canonical has released a new alpha version which brings in faster speed and Software Store to Ubuntu.
The startup time has also been improved along with better cloud integration. And the the old uSplash boot animation has been replaced by xSplash – can be seen in the video after the jump.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the largest open-source operating system, Linux, announced a couple of days ago about Ubuntu 9.10 (named as Karmic Koala) and the number of changes Ubuntu 9.10 will bring with it.
Some features that are expected in Karmic Koala are the cloud capabilities to Ubuntu’s server edition, along with startup performance boost on the desktop and work on the netbook version of Ubuntu.