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Ubuntu 9.04 Hits the Streets

That’s right, today is the release day for Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope!

Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

One of the most user-friendly Linux distributions, Ubuntu’s combination of an attractive user interface, strong community of developers and users, and backing by a well-capitalized company (and leader), have pushed it to the forefront in recognition and into a true competitor to the longstanding dominance of Windows and other closed-source software.

Further, as a small taste of what the future will bring, the agility of open source is demonstrated by the quick creation of a mature netbook-tailored version in the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

One Response to “Ubuntu 9.04 Hits the Streets”

  1. Capitão Óbvio Says:
    May 1st, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Windows 7 on October 23 — what that means for Open Source

    According to several news sources, Acer, the world’s joint second largest manufacturer of PCs, has reportedly given October 23 as the date when Microsoft’s successor to Windows Vista will become available.

    If that date is confirmed, it would be very nice if Canonical could announce a new Ubuntu release on the exact same day.

    The reason is simple:

    All the news and articles that would talk about Windows 7 will start to mention the free, open source alternative. David vs. Goliath, what a story! Ubuntu 9.10 will surf on Windows 7 waves.

    What that means to open source projects like OpenOffice?