Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu Linux OS) Now Available


he latest version of Ubuntu Linux is hot off the press and available for download. The new release, known as “Jaunty Jackalope,” continues Ubuntu’s slow but steady progression with a handful of slick new features, some welcome speed and stability improvements and a new “Netbook Remix” package optimized for the latest tiny laptops.

You can grab your copy of the free operating system from the Ubuntu downloads page. There are versions for desktop and server environments, the Netbook Remix, and versions for 32-bit and 64-bit hardware.

The Netbook Remix is a new addition to the Ubuntu family and offers a stripped down, user-friendly Linux that’s specially optimized for the small screens and limited hardware capabilities of netbooks. Ubuntu’s release notes claim the Netbook Remix will work with Asus’ EeePC 900, Acer’s Aspire One and Dell’s Mini 9 netbooks. However, while it took a little extra tinkering, I was able to get Ubuntu working on my EeePC 1000H as well. The result is a powerful, but simple interface that’s far snappier than competing options like Windows XP….



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