Ubuntu Linux 9.04 has been released and available for download. Ubuntu Linux is a community-based Linux distribution. The latest release of Ubuntu brings the best open source technologies together on one platform, with the benefit of free updates for 18 months. Also announced were the simultaneous releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR).
From the website:
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers a range of feature enhancements to improve the user experience. Shorter boot speeds, some as short as 25 seconds, ensure faster access to a full computing environment on most desktop, laptop and netbook models. Enhanced suspend-and-resume features also give users more time between charges along with immediate access after hibernation. Intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments has been broadened to support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users.
What's new in Ubuntu 9.04
* Ubuntu 9.04 includes the latest GNOME 2.26 desktop environment.
* Brasero is now the default disc burning utility in Nautilus.
* The latest X.Org server, version 1.6, is available in Jaunty. The latest Mesa 3D DRI, version 7.4, is also available.
* Included in Jaunty is a simple menu which can be used to set preferences for notification icons, such as where they pop up on the taskbar.
* A number of improvements to the Ubuntu start-up process bring significantly improved boot performance to Ubuntu 9.04.
* Linux kernel 2.6.28.
* Ext4 filesystem support.
Ubuntu 9.04 Download
You can download Ubuntu Linux 9.04 via the web/ftp server or via BitTorrent (recommended).
32 bit vs 64 bit version
* For almost all PCs select 32 bit version. For e.g., most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type processors and almost all computers that run Microsoft Windows, as well as newer Apple Macintosh systems based on Intel processors.
* Choose 64 bit version to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the Intel x86 images instead.
Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop DVD ISO download
* Visit mirror to download Ubuntu ISO image 32 bit i386 DVD ISO (4.2 GB)
* Visit mirror to download Ubuntu ISO images 64 bit DVD ISO (4.3 GB)
Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop CD ISO download
* Download Ubuntu Linux Desktop 9.04 CD 32 bit i386 (697M)
* Download Ubuntu Linux Desktop 9.04 CD 64 bit (697M)
Ubuntu Linux 9.04 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
Ubuntu Desktop 9.04 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
* Download from BitTorrent i386 32 bit Desktop DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
* Download from BitTorrent 64 bit Desktop DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
Ubuntu Server 9.04 DVD ISO BitTorrent download
* Download from BitTorrent i386 32 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
* Download from BitTorrent 64 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)
Ubuntu download: Ubuntu 9.04 Server CD ISO download
* Download server install CD 32 bit ISO (637M)
* Download server install CD 64 bit ISO (653M)
Upgrading Ubuntu Linux using the Network ( Internet )
* Please see step-by-step Ubuntu Linux 9.04 server upgrade and desktop upgrade FAQ / tutorial.