New Ubuntu 9.10, available Oct 29

The latest version of  the popular Linux distro  will be available for free download on Thursday, October 29.

 The new iteration promises a  faster boot and login experience, a revamped audio framework, and improved 3G broadband connectivity. Ubuntu 9.10 also includes the integration of 'Ubuntu One' an umbrella name for an exciting suite of online services to provide an enhanced desktop experience, simplified backup, synchronisation, and sharing of files .

Those interested in writing applications that run on Ubuntu now have a simplified toolset called 'Quickly' which automates many of the mundane tasks involved in programming.

• Ubuntu Desktop Edition is  free of charge and can be downloaded from

• Ubuntu Netbook Remix is  also  free of charge and can be downloaded from  

• Ubuntu One offers 2 GB storage for free.   See

And if you plan on burning your download to a DVD,  come Thursday,  you can find free CD/DVD sticker designs here: 

Oct 27 2009