Ubuntu to Release Dektop Edition 9.04 Tomorrow

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 21, 2009

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that the new version of Ubuntu Desktop Edition -Ubuntu 9.04, will be available for free download from this Thursday. Also announced were the simultaneous releases of Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR).

The new desktop version will feature OpenOffice.org 3.0. This gives users a complete office suite that is entirely compatible with Microsoft Office.

"Ubuntu desktop edition make significant steps forward in appealing to mainstream computer users. With access to the latest office productivity suite, support for Skype and Adobe Flash, the new desktop Edition will see more people join millions of others and make the switch to an open platform," said Jane Silber, COO of Canonical.

The new version to have features such as immediate access after hibernation,  intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments and support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users.

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