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    New version of Ubuntu out later this month will have 25sec boot up time.

    SUMMARY.......

    Canonical this afternoon debuted its Ubuntu 9.04 release of Linux, the tenth release since the company founded the Ubuntu project in October 2004. This iteration of Ubuntu, code-named "Jaunty Jackalope," comes with mixes designed specifically for three platforms: netbooks, desktops, and servers.

    The boot time for the operating system has also been dramatically reduced from 45 seconds down to 25 seconds.

    The article has an active link in the post below.

    However there is an error where it states...

    "Ubuntu is a normal release, meaning that it will eventually be replaced by Ubuntu 10.09 eighteen month from now (in October 2010)."

    ...as with a normal release 18 months is the support time, and it will be replaced with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala in October.

    Lastly - give it a month after the introduction date to both let the enthusiasts find the bugs, and to get a download that wont take ages.

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    gd gd...I'll be downloading it! :thumbsup:

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.

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    dxx;4983800

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, … Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.



    THANK YOU!

    dxx;4983800

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, … Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.



    lol...is that opposed to the reliable and stable windows?

    cold for me......

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    StevenA2000_uk;4983816

    lol...is that opposed to the reliable and stable windows?



    apart from backward compatability vista 64 is serving me really really well... despite my attempts to screw it up!

    bykergrove;4983912

    apart from backward compatability vista 64 is serving me really really … apart from backward compatability vista 64 is serving me really really well... despite my attempts to screw it up!



    hmmm never been a fan of vista at all mon ami....have you got it running on customised hardware?

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    StevenA2000_uk;4983684

    gd gd...I'll be downloading it! :thumbsup:



    You managed to post that unbelievably quickly - as I had the link copied - and posted it as soon as the original post was complete.

    Although I guess the pretty heavy download I am running did not help.

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    dxx;4983800

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, … Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.



    The only bugs I have found have been from using the new software immediately, as I have some fairly non mainstream kit. You can get round it by waiting a month as I suggested.

    What operating system is it you use?

    Its also quiet surprising your attitude to Linux when generally its far more stable an the choice on most servers, and there are virtually no viruses written for it.

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    ibiza;4984006

    The only bugs I have found have been from using the new software … The only bugs I have found have been from using the new software immediately, as I have some fairly non mainstream kit. You can get round it by waiting a month as I suggested.What operating system is it you use?Its also quiet surprising your attitude to Linux when generally its far more stable an the choice on most servers, and there are virtually no viruses written for it.



    the only.. and i mean only reason there are hardly any viruses for it is because not enough people use it to make it profitable for virus writers.

    with linux coming out on netbooks the user percentage might take off *might* then you will see more and more viruses coming out for it.

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    StevenA2000_uk;4983948

    hmmm never been a fan of vista at all mon ami....have you got it running … hmmm never been a fan of vista at all mon ami....have you got it running on customised hardware?



    yeah its running on my custom build pc

    ibiza;4984006

    Its also quiet surprising your attitude to Linux when generally its far … Its also quiet surprising your attitude to Linux when generally its far more stable an the choice on most servers, and there are virtually no viruses written for it.



    He never mentioned unstable, and all the downsides he mentioned (except partially buggy) don't matter to servers since once they're set up they sit there and don't get changed.

    I've never found Linux to be particulaly buggy myself (although that's probably partly down to not knowing whether I've done something wrong or it's the system at fault), but some of the programs for it can be pretty awful in that respect (no difference from windows really, but there's less choice).

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    EndlessWaves;4984626

    He never mentioned unstable, and all the downsides he mentioned (except … He never mentioned unstable, and all the downsides he mentioned (except partially buggy) don't matter to servers since once they're set up they sit there and don't get changed.I've never found Linux to be particulaly buggy myself (although that's probably partly down to not knowing whether I've done something wrong or it's the system at fault), but some of the programs for it can be pretty awful in that respect (no difference from windows really, but there's less choice).



    I have a 4 threading xeon as a PC, and I seldom turn it off (unless in summer when it makes the room too hot) - and seldom restart as its used for sharing torrents on "thebox.bz". Its on so long I am about to reach 1TN upload.

    Only downloading the new version on the first day have I had problems - and have been using it a number of years now.

    I dont even use the virus checker now, and wont start unless I see linux has developed a sudden risk from a new strain.

    dxx;4983800

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, … Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.



    Don't be silly, I have used Windows for a very very long time, and windows is soooo useless and pointless and stupidly limiting.

    I have a massive 8 Desktops on window manager (i.e. 8x the desktop space), my RAM always gets used fully - why the hell does windows not just bung all it can into RAM. I barely use over 1GB of Ram while doing usual work, wtf is the point of all the 3GB I have got if it don't bloody use it!

    No remote access for windows - not purely built in anyway, like SSH.

    My HDD has just had a firmware issue solved (the deadly Seagate 7200.11 thing!) and should be here tomorrow - and by god I'm happy to get it back as it has my openSUSE OS on it.

    I'll be happy I can get rid of stupid windows. And if you think Windows is better than Linux, you are simply deluded.

    BTW Ubuntu is a little bit overly simplistic, (some) other versions of Linux are pretty poor. The best I think is openSUSE if you are quite familiar with Linux. Or ubuntu if you've never heard of Linux.

    dxx;4983800

    Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, … Cool - so you can now face the crushing disappointment of how limiting, buggy, obtuse and generally rubbish Linux is 20 seconds sooner than before. Cracking.



    :giggle: Limiting, buggy and obtuse??! Sorry, its not simply true. It is built on a far better platform than Microsoft OSs, more efficient and very stable. In my lab we have machines which have only been restarted once due to a power failure since 7.04 came out (thats nearly 2 years ago!), a 40-node cluster with weeks of uptime and several workstations which run faultlessly. On these systems I can program in almost any (sensible) language, create professional documents and graphics alongside the typical desktop use of browsing the internet and checking email. And the best thing? I have a clear conscience as I no longer have to steal my software :thumbsup:

    rash;4998134

    Don't be silly, I have used Windows for a very very long time, and … Don't be silly, I have used Windows for a very very long time, and windows is soooo useless and pointless and stupidly limiting.I have a massive 8 Desktops on window manager (i.e. 8x the desktop space), my RAM always gets used fully - why the hell does windows not just bung all it can into RAM. I barely use over 1GB of Ram while doing usual work, wtf is the point of all the 3GB I have got if it don't bloody use it!



    Windows has it's own multiple desktop programs, microsoft even had an official one for Windows XP!

    Likewise, Windows does load up your memory with all the stuff you commonly use. It's called prefetch on Windows XP and superfetch in Vista.

    EndlessWaves;4999752

    Windows has it's own multiple desktop programs, microsoft even had an … Windows has it's own multiple desktop programs, microsoft even had an official one for Windows XP!Likewise, Windows does load up your memory with all the stuff you commonly use. It's called prefetch on Windows XP and superfetch in Vista.



    Why would I want to have a clone of Linux rather than the real thing?

    No it doesn't. I run my PC about 12 hours a day. Within a few hours the memory used will be about 2GB in Linux. Whereas windows never goes above 1GB.

    And prefetch is something completely different. The name gives it away.

    The bottom line me thinks is that Windows is great for new users to PC's. But Linux is the natural step forward for more advanced users - I use the term advanced quite loosely, a savvy comuter user is not the same as someone a software developer for example.

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    Why do they use such stoopid names for each version?

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    jah128;4998295

    :giggle: Limiting, buggy and obtuse??! Sorry, its not simply true. It … :giggle: Limiting, buggy and obtuse??! Sorry, its not simply true. It is built on a far better platform than Microsoft OSs, more efficient and very stable. In my lab we have machines which have only been restarted once due to a power failure since 7.04



    Pah, thats nothing. One time I left my Windows machine on ALL night!

    guv;5000073

    Pah, thats nothing. One time I left my Windows machine on ALL night!



    Lol! Very good

    guv;5000049

    Why do they use such stoopid names for each version?



    Its usually an adjective and a type of animal with the same initial based on the release number - Hardy Heron was r8, Intrepid Ibex r9 and Jaunty Jackalope r10 (9.04). It probably seemed a really good idea when the started but its going to get really silly when they get to r24...

    rash;5000002

    Why would I want to have a clone of Linux rather than the real thing?No … Why would I want to have a clone of Linux rather than the real thing?No it doesn't. I run my PC about 12 hours a day. Within a few hours the memory used will be about 2GB in Linux. Whereas windows never goes above 1GB.The bottom line me thinks is that Windows is great for new users to PC's. But Linux is the natural step forward for more advanced users - I use the term advanced quite loosely, a savvy comuter user is not the same as someone a software developer for example.



    You're complaining that Windows uses less memory than Linux? That's a new one. Do you have any indication that windows is unloading stuff from memory that it shouldn't be rather than the Linux programs being less efficient or having memory leaks?

    Linux for more advanced users? Right, that's why all the specialist devices you can connect to a PC tend to have Windows drivers and software. When Linux has the same compatibility as Windows then it'll be a 'natural step forward', right now it's just an alternative with problems to deal with if you want it's benefits.

    jah128;5000274

    Its usually an adjective and a type of animal with the same initial based … Its usually an adjective and a type of animal with the same initial based on the release number - Hardy Heron was r8, Intrepid Ibex r9 and Jaunty Jackalope r10 (9.04). It probably seemed a really good idea when the started but its going to get really silly when they get to r24...



    Oh I don't know, X-ray Xenomorph sounds rather cool to me.

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    Worth mentioning - its out now - but give it a week or two to let the enthusiasts find the errors first.
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