Ubuntu 9.10 is out!

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Ubuntu 9.10 is out!
The new version of Ubuntu is out. Christened "Karmic Koala" (and a touching story of Karma it is), this version doesn't exactly revolutionise the distribution, but there have nonetheless been major changes, most notably the proper follow-through of the effort to reduce boot time. Remember this effort began in Jaunty Jackalope (9.04), but only now with Karmic has it yielded sizeable decreases in boot time. The entire boot sequence has been revised, and the general appearance has been redesigned (goodbye diarrhetic orange, hello cancerous brown).

For the folder, the alpha kernel version 2.6.31 displayed good performance. However, the RC and release version is coming to sow fear and doubt with disastrous performance in kernel version 2.6.31.5. We will clarify whether or not we are dealing with a regression soon.

Post-upgrade edit: If you know what's good for you, you'll perform a clean install rather than a dist-upgrade. Don't even ask.