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Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.png
Screenshot of Ubuntu 9.04 right after installation
Developer Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu Foundation
OS family Ubuntu
Source model Open source[citation needed]
Released to
April 23, 2009[1]
Platforms i386(x86), amd64(x86-64), SPARC
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
License GNU GPL and other licenses.
Official website Ubuntu Homepage
Support status
Supported for free at least until October 2010.[2]

Ubuntu 9.04 (codenamed Jaunty Jackalope, referred to as simply Jaunty[3]) is the tenth and latest version of the Ubuntu series of operating systems, released on 23 April 2009,[1] and supported until October 2010.[4] It was released in a desktop, netbook and server version, and it is planned to be follow by 9.10 (Karmic Koala) in October, 2009[5].


The name Jaunty Jackalope derives from the imaginary creature.

Alike all previous Ubuntu releases, the number 9.04 stands for the year and month of release, being released in April of 2009. Also, as with the other releases it has a code name, Jaunty Jackalope. All Ubuntu releases have a code name concisting of an adjective and an animal with the same first letter, and all except the first two releases have been in alphabetical; before Jaunty Jackalope was Inteprid Ibex, and it will be followed by Karmic Koala once released.[6]

A jackalope is an imaginary animal of folklore and a supposed cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, goat, or deer, which is usually portrayed as a rabbit with antlers.

New features[edit]

Jaunty include many new features, most noticeable faster boot time[7], integration of web services and applications into the desktop interface. It has a new usplash screen, a new login screen and also support for both Wacom (hotplugging) and Netbooks.[7] It also includes a new notification system, Notify OSD[8]

Three new themes are included as standard; New Wave, Dust and Dust Sand, all popular community created GNOME themes. Human is still the default.[9]

Jaunty marked the first time that all of Ubuntu's core development will be moved to the Bazaar distributed revision control system.[10][11]

Pre-installed programs[edit]

The desktop installation of Ubuntu 9.04 includes, among other programs, GIMP 2.6, GNOME 2.26,[12] Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.0, and Pidgin 2.5.

Ubuntu 9.04 uses Linux 2.6.28[13] and X.Org 7.4.

The default file system is ext3 with ext4 available at installation as an option.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Canonical Ltd. (2009). "Ubuntu 9.04 released". Retrieved 2009-04-23.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. ^ - Download Ubuntu 9.04
  3. ^ "DevelopmentCodeNames - Ubuntu Wiki". Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  4. ^ - Download Ubuntu 9.04
  5. ^ "DevelopmentCodeNames - Ubuntu Wiki". Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  6. ^ "DevelopmentCodeNames - Ubuntu Wiki". Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ Canonical Ltd. (2009). "NotifyOSD". Retrieved 2009-04-30.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  9. ^ - Ubuntu 9.04.039 New Themes
  10. ^ Shuttleworth, Mark (2008-09-28). "Introducing the Jaunty Jackalope". ubuntu-devel-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 2008-09-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ Canonical Ltd. (2009). "JauntyReleaseSchedule". Retrieved 2009-03-03.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  12. ^ Paul, Ryan (2009). "Hands-on: GNOME 2.26 brings incremental improvements". Retrieved 2009-03-21.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  13. ^ Gardner, Tim (2009). "Jaunty kernel version?". Retrieved 2009-02-18.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  14. ^ Distrowatch (2009). "Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features". Retrieved 2009-02-18.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)