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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  • Boot logo
    Rather than show the dmesg information during boot-up, Ubuntu 9.10 shows this minimal boot screen based on the Ubuntu logo. The same logo is used during installation and later on when booting into Ubuntu 9.10 from the hard drive

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

  • Installation
    Once booting from the CD is complete, this is the installation screen that welcomes you. Note the release notes link at the bottom.

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

  • Release notes
    Having a working instance of Firefox within the installation environment is a nice touch.

    (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