[sf-lug] Ubuntu 9.10 released

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 16:15:47 PDT 2009

Here's the message I just sent to the Ubuntu California Team's mail
list with all the details.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ubuntu 9.10 released
To: ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala was released!

This is for those that aren't subscribed to
http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce yet.  For
those interested in getting on IRC #ubuntu-release-party is the place
to be other than #ubuntu-california of course.  Our events are coming
up as scheduled here
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/KarmicRelease - don't
be shy about organizing more events, even if it's just a few friends.

I will definitely have the downloadable images with me on USB sticks
so please just ask if you have your computer or if you bring a USB
stick and want a copy.

Party on,

Grant Bowman

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ubuntu Announcements <noreply at ubuntu.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:25 AM
Subject: Ubuntu 9.10 released
To: ubuntu-announce at lists.ubuntu.com

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server
editions, Ubuntu 9.10 Server for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon's
EC2, and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating
the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,
easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 9.10 in the following press releases:

 Desktop edition    http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-910
 Server edition     http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-910-server-edition

Ubuntu 9.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.
Users requiring a longer support lifetime on the server may choose to
continue using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, with security support until 2013, rather
than upgrading to 9.10.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is
available in 25 languages.  For a list of supported languages and detailed
translation statistics for these and other languages, see:


Ubuntu 9.10 includes the first official release of Ubuntu Server images for
UEC and for Amazon's EC2, giving you everything you need for rapid
deployment of Ubuntu instances in a cloud computing environment. UEC images,
and information on running Ubuntu 9.10 on EC2, are available at:


Ubuntu 9.10 is also the basis for new 9.10 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu,
Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:

       Kubuntu      http://kubuntu.org/news/9.10-release
       Xubuntu      http://xubuntu.org/news/9.10-release
      Edubuntu      http://edubuntu.org/news/9.10-release
     Mythbuntu      http://mythbuntu.org/9.10/release
 Ubuntu Studio      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/9.10release_notes

To Get Ubuntu 9.10

To download Ubuntu 9.10, or obtain CDs, visit:


Users of Ubuntu 9.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 9.10 via
Update Manager.  For further information about upgrading, see:


As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:


Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users
mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

 #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

Ubuntu 9.10 for ARM architectures

Ubuntu 9.10 is available for the ARM architecture.  Users should only
download these images if they have access to ARM chipsets or devices, as
they will not run on Intel-based machines.

Install instructions and images can be found here:


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incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

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