Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Alpha 6 Released

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Jaunty Jackalope Alpha 6 is the sixth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04, bringing with it a number of new features to improve daily computing.

Note:- This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on April 23rd, 2009.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.10

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can check here for Jaunty new features

Download Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Alpha 6 from here

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13 Responses

  1. Hund says:

    Does anyone know anything how 9.04 works with ATI? I have a 4850 card and last I heard something it didnt work.

  2. ksbnok says:

    its nice to hear that jaunty alpha 6 is out but i will always refrain from alpha releases coz i remember that once when i installed an intrepid alpha release it made my system to crash ever now-n-then..so guyz if u r ready to take chances n love to experiment surely go for it….

  3. George says:

    How come the the Alpha 6 is the FIFTH release? Am I missing something?

    Anyway, I found out by experience that late Alpha Releases, such as 5 or 6 are not that bad (unless it’s a production system) if you don’t mind some problems. You could also help the distro, fix a couple of issues if you report what you find.

  4. obscur156 says:

    @ Hund
    Ati driver is not supported yet if i remember what i have read on ubuntu forun but should be with the final version.

    9.04 so far so good,using 64bit and it runs smoothly with fast ext-4 with only small bug with sound for me easely fixed.

  5. 2PM says:

    is it just me or anyone else thinks it’s faster, even compared to the alpha 5

  6. karlzt says:

    >>How come the the Alpha 6 is the FIFTH release? Am I missing something?


  7. Brett says:

    Its not the 5th release its the sixth. Take a look at the release schedule. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule

  8. CafeNinja says:

    @ Hund I’m using an older Radeon X600 with Jaunty using no proprietary drivers and I have no issues. rendering is fine, compiz zips right along and I’m pretty happy with this fresh 9.04 install.

    I also have to confess that I prefer a completely fresh install. Nothing bad to say about the upgrade process shown in the blog, I just like to start fresh and see what, if anything, I have to tweak by hand again. I used a 1Gig usb key and unetbootin with the downloaded iso. Worked like a charm. I have to say, that the live cd on usb stick makes for a much nicer demonstration when trying to let someone see it for the first time.


  9. lupinehorror says:

    i also did a fresh install using the unetbootin usb method (alpha 5) and encountered no problems at all except for one blip with audio. just changed the audio device to IDT and all’s well.
    compix, wireless, hibernation all good.
    heck og a lot of updates being installed but that’s only natural.

  10. ken says:

    Anyone know how it works with a hp tc1100?

  11. burak says:

    the new ubuntu 9.04 64 bit works with ati 4850 but 32 bit seems not working somehow

    i downloaded 8.10 32 bit but didnt also work with my 4850 ati very interesting but it worked with another 32 bit copy cd mailed to my adress i ordered from ubuntu.com

    looks like each ubuntu copy also sometimes dont work with ati
    and i consider to have nvidia 9800gt or something since nothing works with ati

    bytheway when i watch video the screen flicks sometimes is that because of thepoor ati linux driver or is it ubuntu?

  12. wiramaswara says:

    i hope the newer ubuntu version will be faster and more efficient with my ram……i was disapointed with ubuntu 8.10, because its so weight with my notebook. my notebook is celeron D with RAM 512MB

  13. burak says:

    well flash video and such media players needs a lot of ram but i suppose its all about the software and the drivers
    for some reason i know they can but they just dont want to be ahead of mac or windows for multimedia
    linux can be a lot faster and efficent but as a free os i guess they just dont want make it happen

    linux was known for fast operating and stable system
    but these days its just a insufficent and slower copy of windows

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