[GNHLUG] Seacoast/UNH/Durham/SLUG - Mon 9 Nov - Ubuntu 9.10 (CHANGED)

Ben Scott dragonhawk at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 22:51:59 EDT 2009

Who  : Matthew Craig
What : Ubuntu 9.10
Date : Mon 9 Nov 2009
Time : 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Room 301, Morse Hall, UNH, Durham, NH

  Change in schedule!  GPicSync has been pushed off, to make way
for... Ubuntu 9.10!

  Matthew Craig will lead a review/demo/discussion of the new Ubuntu
release, 9.10 "Karmic Koala", which should be out by the time most of
you read this.  Sounds like some interesting things coming.

  Highlights I can glean from the announcements and release notes include:

* "Upstart" replaces traditional SysV init, for faster boot and
sophisticated service control
* Client functionality for Canonical's "Ubuntu One" online storage
service included by default
* "Quickly", much talked about but not well-defined; something to do
with .deb packages?
* Empathy replaces Pidgin as default chat/IM client
* Lots of refinements, including:
** Fixes to "100 Paper Cuts" -- some of the most popular (?) small
annoyances are gone
** Rewritten gdm login manager
** Evince has a default AppArmor profile
** Improved Netbook Remix
** Xen and KVM virtual machine hypervisor improvements
** Revamped audio subsystem (where have I heard that before? ;-) )
* Techie stuff:
** hal is deprecated in favor of DeviceKit
** GRUB 2 by default
** EXT4 filesystem by default
** iSCSI is now well-supported by the installer
** Support NX bit and address space randomization
* Some major versions:
** Linux kernel 2.6.31
** Mozilla Firefox 3.5
** GNOME 2.28
** KDE 4.3.2

=== About SLUG ===

 SLUG is the Seacoast Linux User Group, and is a chapter of GNHLUG,
the Greater NH Linux User Group.  Rob Anderson is the SLUG
coordinator, and reliably comes up with interesting topics each month.
 SLUG meets the second Monday of every month, same time, same place.
You can find out more about SLUG and GNHLUG at their websites.



 Meetings take place starting at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are open to all.
The meeting proper ends around 9ish, but it's not uncommon to find
hangers-on there until 10 or later.  They take place in Room 301 (the
third floor conference room), of Morse Hall, at the University of New
Hampshire, in Durham.

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