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Karmic Koala Alpha 1 Released

Despite Jaunty not even being a month old, the first of the Koala releases has scuttled down from the Gum Tree and into the release pen.

Alpha One is a long way from being the final release of 9.10 – due in October – and as such there are no major new features or technology in this preliminary release.

Karmic Koala Alpha One has updated application packages as well as: –

GNOME 2.27.1
Linux kernel 2.6.30 based on 2.6.30-rc5.
hal deprecation, moving to DeviceKit-power and udev-extras
New Intel video driver architecture
New compiler

More information and download links can be found @ http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha1