Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 9.04

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu
9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

From the Ubuntu mail list:



Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:15:55 -0700
From: Steve Langasek <
steve.langasek@ubuntu.com>
Subject: Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 9.04

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu
9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix.  Codenamed
"Jaunty Jackalope", 9.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating
the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,
easy-to-use Linux distribution.

We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for
testing by any user.

Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition brings faster boot speeds and a new
notification system to your everyday computing experience.

Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition makes it easy to experiment with cloud computing
using Eucalyptus on your own servers, and sports an improved mail server
integration stack based on postfix and dovecot.

Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix brings a new, easy-to-use interface
that is designed to be used on the smaller screens of netbook devices.

The Ubuntu 9.04 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and
Mythbuntu, also reach RC status today.

The final release of Ubuntu 9.04 is scheduled for 23 April 2009 and will
be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.  Users requiring a
longer support lifetime may choose to continue using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, with
security support until 2011 on the desktop and 2013 on the server, rather
than upgrade to 9.04.

Before installing or upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 please review the
instructions and caveats in the release notes:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

In addition, there are a small number of known bugs in the release
candidate that will be fixed before the Ubuntu 9.04 release, but warrant
highlighting for your attention:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904overview#Known%20issues

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