Friday, March 27, 2009

Review : Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope whats new in it?

Ubuntu Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope final release on April 23rd, 2009. whats new in it?
You can track upcoming changes on Launchpad and Ubuntu. There is some revolutionary changes. Introducing Ext4 Filesystem in it.

Ubuntu 9.04 supports the option of installing the new ext4 file system. ext3 will remain the default filesystem for Jaunty,

Ubuntu 9.04 includes the latest GNOME 2.26 desktop environment with a number of great new features including . new version of Brasero CD burning Software, Improved handling of multiple monitors with an updated gnome-display-properties .

The latest X.Org server, version 1.6, is available in Jaunty. A number of video cards have been transitioned to free drivers as part of this update.

Boot Performance Improved
A number of improvements to the Ubuntu start-up process bring significantly improved boot performance to Ubuntu 9.04

Kernel version 2.6.28 included in Jaunty

Jaunty come with a simple menu which can be used to set preferences for notification icons, such as where they pop up on the taskbar. It Includes Notification for Mail , Wi-Fi Zone, Network connection etc..
See a demo here

Jaunty Supports Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is Internet("cloud") based development and use of computer technology ("computing").It is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources are provided as service over the internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them.

Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition makes it easy to experiment with cloud computing. Eucalyptus, an open source technology which is included in Ubuntu as a technology preview, enables you to use your own servers to deploy, experiment and test your own private cloud that matches the Amazon EC2 API. You can dynamically create virtual machines, configure multiple clusters into a single Cloud and even provide an EBS (elastic block storage) equivalent and an S3 compatible storage manager.

Supports Advanced Mail Servers

The dovecot-postfix package in Ubuntu 9.04 provides an easy-to-deploy mail server stack, with support for SMTP, POP3, and IMAP with TLS and SASL.