First Karmic Koala alpha is released
The first alpha release of Ubuntu Karmic Koala – also known as Ubuntu 9.10 – was released yesterday. As a first alpha release it is not recommended for most users, just those happy to live on the bleeding edge.
Alpha 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Karmic development cycle.
The primary changes from Jaunty have been the re-merging of changes from Debian, updating to the current Linux kernel, and updating GNOME to the current development release, the Ubuntu developers said in an emailed announcement yesterday.
The team said that the desktop CD wasn’t ready for release this time so only the alternate and server CDs were to be available. “The desktop CD will follow in the next Alpha release,” they said.
Copies of the alpha release can be downloaded from: