Sunday, October 04, 2009


Like everyone in the ubuntu community, I was waiting for this occasion..Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta version released.Full version is scheduled to be released on October 29th, 2009. This version have an evolutionary improvement over previous releases in terms of basic functionality and it has significant performance enhancements which include vastly reduced boot up time.

Our global community of contributors and developers has worked tirelessly to get this Beta out, and there are lots of great features in there including improved boot experience, the new Ubuntu Software Center, new messaging indicator changes You can download it here...But be careful it is in its testing stage.

Why the name Karmic Koala ?

The koala is a small bear-like creature living on trees which is about 9kg in weight. Its fur is thick and usually ash grey. The koala gets its name from an ancient word meaning “no drink” because it receives most of its water required from the Eucalyptus leaves. it eats, and only drinks when ill or times when there is not enough moisture in the leaves. The Koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia.

The progress

This is the release cycle of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.

May 14th, 2009 - Alpha 1 release
June 11th, 2009 - Alpha 2 release
July 23th, 2009 - Alpha 3 release
August 13th, 2009 - Alpha 4 release
September 3rd, 2009 - Alpha 5 release
September 17th, 2009 - Alpha 6 release
October 1st, 2009 - Beta release
October 22nd, 2009 - Release Candidate
October 29th, 2009 - Final release of Ubuntu 9.10

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