First look: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Release Candidate

With the final release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" only days away (scheduled for April 23, 2009), let's take a look at the Release Candidate.

With the final release of Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" only days away (scheduled for April 23, 2009), let's take a look at the Release Candidate.

Gallery: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Release Candidate

So, what's new?

  • GNOME 2.26.1 desktop environment (KDE 4.2.2 for Kubuntu)
  • Kernel packages were updated to version 2.6.28-11.14, based on Linux kernel 2.6.28.9
  • Faster boot times
  • ext4 filesystem support
  • Wacom tablet support
  • Netbook support

Not much new stuff to look at and play with, but still a worthy upgrade, especially given the cost.

Get the RC here, or wait a few days for the final release.