First look: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 Brings Ext4, GRUB 2

Article Source Ars Technica
June 16, 2009, 9:39 am

Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, is the next major release of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Karmic is scheduled to arrive in October, but developers can get an early look by testing the latest alpha release, which was made available for download last week. Although Karmic is still at a very early stage of development, several major features have already arrived.

I tested the alpha release myself in VirtualBox on my main desktop computer. I was able to install and run alpha 2 without encountering any difficulties. The installation went smoothly and the new version of GRUB (GNU’s GRUB bootloader)¬†is working fine…