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Karmic Koala mascot for Ubuntu 9.10


koala ubuntu Mark Richard Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 9.10 (codename Karmic Koala), scheduled for release in October 2009.Ubuntu 9.10, which will be the next release after Jaunty, is planned for October.The first official preview of 9.10 will be unveiled in Barcelona, on May 25-29, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. The Dev team is focused Ubuntu’s server edition, boost startup performance on the desktop, and continue work on the distro’s netbook flavor. Take a quick your of upcoming features.


  • New and more impressive boot graphics that we shall have less time to appreciate given the promise of
  • Much faster boot times (Jaunty Jackalope has got boot times on netbooks down to 25 seconds; Karmic Koala, despite the animal’s reputation as a slow mover, is aiming to reduce that even further)
  • A more advanced integration of Moblin technologies for Netbook Remix
  • Serious look-and-feel improvements, including the possibility of a move away from “Ubuntu brown”
  • Open cloud-computing embracing Amazon’s EC2 APIs for the server edition
  • Sleep and resume features extended to the server edition, to save energy

Mark Announced “Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the *Karmic Koala*, the newest member of our alliterative menagerie. When you are looking for inspiration beyond the looming Jaunty feature freeze, I hope you’ll think of the Koala, our official mascot for Ubuntu 9.10. And if you’ll bear with me for a minute I’ll set the scene for what we hope to achieve in that time.”

” We made a splash years ago with Usplash, but it’s time to move to something newer and shinier. So the good news is, boot will be beautiful. The bad news is, you won’t have long to appreciate it! It only takes 35 days to make a whole Koala, so we think it should be possible to bring up a stylish desktop much faster. The goal for Jaunty on a netbook is 25 seconds, so let’s see how much faster we can get you all the way to a Koala desktop.” – said Mark Shuttleworth.

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