Everything You Need to Know About Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

The newest version of Ubuntu (9.04, codenamed “Jaunty Jackalope”) is set to be released on April 23, 2009. While there are some noticeable differences, much of the improvement in 9.10 can be found under the hood.

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IBM, Canonical release ‘Microsoft-free’ virtual Linux desktop bundle

IBM and Canonical Inc. today announced a virtualized software bundle with Lotus desktop applications running on top of Ubuntu Linux

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Steam Client For Linux Confirmed

Valve Software was publicly looking for a senior software engineer to port Windows-based games to Linux platform. There have long been rumors and hopes among Linux users that Steam games would become natively available for Linux, but we have additional confirmation that Valve Software has ported their Steam game client to Linux.

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Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” Alpha 1

The first alpha release for Ubuntu 9.04 is now available.

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Linux Game “System of Tomorrow” Ships in Two Weeks

The EVO Smart Console was originally scheduled for release on November 18th. It seems the FCC approval and testing process is taking longer than planned. Envizions expects the consoles to ship in the next two weeks. There are also two versions (in four configurations) available. Two versions? You guessed it — Linux and Windows.

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Slick New Ubuntu Store opens up in time for Xmas

“The U.S. Ubuntu Shop (shop.ubuntu.com) carries a wide range of Ubuntu-branded items, from best sellers like organic cotton t-shirts to CDs and DVDs of the latest Ubuntu software, and will soon include Kubuntu merchandise for the first time.”  According to a press release.

“Our goal is to sell fun, useful and beautiful items for people who love Ubuntu,” said Andrew Rodaway, marketing director at Canonical.

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