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Review: Ubuntu 9.10 Brings Good Karma To Linux

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Canonical has some lofty ambitions for Ubuntu 9.10, code-named "Karmic Koala."

The latest Ubuntu edition will offer integration with cloud computing and netbooks. One of Canonical's goals is to make it easier to deploy applications in the cloud, using Amazon's EC2 platform. Canonical's also trying to break the 25-second goal for booting up Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04) on netbooks.

Ubuntu 9.10 continues version 9.04's ease of install and operation, and is jam-packed with useful, free applications. The ability to run Ubuntu within Windows is an added plus for users who may still want to "feel out" a Linux desktop OS before giving up Windows.

CRN Test Center reviewers took a look at the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10. The CD image gives three ways to run Ubuntu: live from the CD, as a demo and then a full install, and as an install within Windows.

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