Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala: Photo gallery

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala: Photo gallery

Summary: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala will be the distribution's eleventh release, and highlights include the addition of a new boot screen, an updated default theme, and the addition of the Ubuntu One service.

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  • Codecs needed
    When Totem cannot find the proper GStreamer plug-ins to play a piece of media, a prompt is shown to install them — a good usability improvement.

    (Credit: Chris Duckett/ZDNet.com.au)

  • PulseAudio
    The sound applet has been updated to have per-application audio levels.

    (Credit: Chris Duckett/ZDNet.com.au)

  • Ext4
    By default, the filesystem is formatted to Ext4.

    (Credit: Chris Duckett/ZDNet.com.au)

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  • 3G USB Support

    Unfortunately I had to fall back from Karmic Beta to Jaunty because of a bug that fixed access to the mass storage device in USB 3G dongles but dropped access to the serial device (modem). Hope they get it fixed in time for release
    anonymous
  • Swap space at end of disk?

    If installing to SSDs, swap space location is immaterial.

    However, on a HDD, the further the swap space is from the apps, the more time penalty it imposes, considering that when it is used, it imposes delays anyway.

    If a whole large partition is being used, it would be better to have swap near the start. If two, in the middle.
    anonymous