April 17, 2009 at 11:23 am
Following on from the beta release just two weeks ago, Ubuntu has announced the Release Candidate for Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 (codenamed Jaunty Jackalope). If the release candidates prove stable, they sometimes end up being final production versions, although Ubuntu 9.04 still has a small number of bugs to be fixed.
From what I can tell, the new release has no major changes over the previous beta release but stabilises its existing features. “We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user,” said Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek.
Netbooks that the new release is known to work well on include the Asus EEE PC 900/1000, Acer Aspire One, Samsung NC10 and the Dell Mini 9. Ubuntu 9.04 is scheduled to be released on 23 April and will be supported for 18 months. The RC release can be downloaded from the official site here.