Monday, September 15, 2008

Ubuntu 9.04 [The Jaunty Jackalope]

While we're all waiting for Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," which is expected in late October, work has already started on its successor:

Ubuntu 9.04 "The Jaunty Jackalope."

The priorities for next year's Ubuntu are going to be lighting fast boot and resume times and seamless integration with web apps.

People grew used to waiting 1 minute (or even more) for their computers to boot - but that will soon be a faint memory from "older" times. We want to get to a working environment as quickly as possible. With the popularity of small mobile computers (like the netbooks) that we can carry at all times, we need to be able to use it without wasting precious time waiting for it to boot or resume from a suspended state.

As for web apps, soon we won't be able to tell the difference between local installed apps and web based ones.

But I guess we'll have to wait till April 2009 to see that for ourselves. :)

source [ZDnet]

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