The newest major release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackelope, went live today.
I have been running it since the Release Candidate on my desktop machine, and I have been quite pleased. In addition to incremental improvements, there are a few new inclusions and changes.
My favorite things so far:
- OpenOffice 3
- New (and shiny!) notification system
- Improved PulseAudio support
- nVidia 180.44 drivers
There is on small caveat, though. The newest generation of Intel video drivers have some serious performance issues. I know that Intel is working hard on them, and new versions have been coming out pretty regularly, but I don’t think I would upgrade a computer with Intel video just yet. A fast enough system wouldn’t be affected too badly, but older computers and netbooks should be careful, and maybe just stick with 8.10 for now.