Kubuntu Releases

Kubuntu 9.04 Out in the Wild

Speed, Beauty and Innovation

Kubuntu 9.04 has it all, and more....

The Kubuntu Team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope!

With this release, the development team brings you the best KDE distro out there. With its world-renowned Ubuntu core and the KDE 4.2 desktop, Kubuntu 9.04 gives users a well-rounded, feature-filled and elegant desktop.

On the top, KDE 4.2 brings beauty, innovation and updated software with new & improved features. Underneath, updated kernel and core systems bring stability and speed.

Installing 9.04

Downloading 9.04

To download CD (and DVD) images for Kubuntu, please visit our Downloads page.

You can also order a free CD from Shipit, this will take up to 6 weeks to deliver.

Upgrading from 8.10

Users of 8.10 (Intrepid) will be prompted to upgrade. For more information see the Kubuntu 8.10 upgrade instructions.

Upgrading from 8.04

Users of 8.04 (Hardy) can upgrade through Adept Manager. For more information see the Kubuntu 8.04 upgrade instructions.

NOTE: This will upgrade your system from KDE 3 to KDE 4.

What's New?

Kubuntu 9.04 includes an upgraded desktop containing many bug fixes, new configuration options, as well as many new and updated applications. Below are some highlights.

Kubuntu Jaunty KDE 3 Remix Release Candidate

A remix of our Jaunty Release Candidate has been made with KDE 3 packages. The main focus of this remix is to keep the mature, stable, and familiar KDE3.5 desktop environment available for easy installation and use. Along the way, various bugs have been fixed, and small enhancements added, see the release notes page for information and where to download.

Kubuntu Jaunty KDE 3 Remix Beta

A remix of our Jaunty Beta has been made with KDE 3 packages. The main focus of this remix is to keep the mature, stable, and familiar KDE3.5 desktop environment available for easy installation and use. Along the way, various bugs have been fixed, and small enhancements added, see the release notes page for information and where to download.

Jaunty Alpha 6 Released

Jaunty Alpha 6 has been released. Try it out to help us test the forthcoming release. Download it now. Find out what's new on the Alpha 6 wiki page, tell us what you think on the feedback page.

Jaunty Alpha 5 Released

Jaunty Alpha 5 has been released. Try it out to help us test the forthcoming release. Download it now. Find out what's new on the Alpha 5 wiki page, tell us what you think on the feedback page.

Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 8.04.2, the second and final maintenance update to Kubuntu's 8.04 release. This release includes updated desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. This update is provided in recognition that the current Kubuntu release (8.10) with its cutting edge KDE 4 desktop is not yet appropriate for all users.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Kubuntu 8.04.

Kubuntu Jaunty Alpha 4 Released

The fourth alpha release for Kubuntu Jaunty is available now for early testers. See the release notes for more information or download it directly.

Kubuntu Jaunty Alpha 2 Available

The second alpha release for Kubuntu Jaunty is available now for early testers. See the release notes for more information or download it directly.

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