Final Release: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Today’s April 23, 2009 and you know what that means. Ubuntu 9.04 is to be released in it’s final state.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.

I’ve been using Jaunty Jackalope since the early Alpha releases with few problems and the ones that were there have disappeared thanks to speedy updates!

Opera 9.62: To be released soon, try it now

It looks like Opera is about to do a follow-up release of 9.62 to fix a zero-day flaw that made it into 9.61. The International install file is dated 10/29/2008 02:47:00 PM on the ftp server.

I’ve uploaded Windows and Macintosh builds of Opera 9.62 to my “Old Versions” of Opera download page.

While Opera 9.62 is not official until it has been published on the front page and the official Opera download page, it’s usually a good sign when builds for Windows, Macintosh and Unix have all been built and are waiting on the servers. 😀

So you can either go to my download page or you can browse through the files on Opera’s ftp server (if you don’t trust my files 😛 ).

Or if you’re not ready to install it yet and would prefer to wait until it’s officially released then you should expect to see an update notification possibly within the next couple of days.

I do not have a definite list of the changes since 9.61 (yet). However, I think there will be a fix for the zero-day flaw as mentioned above and explained by ZD Net as:

On the same day Opera shipped a browser update with patches for three separate security vulnerabilities, hackers are openly discussion a new zero-day flaw that exposes Windows users to remote code execution attacks.

With Opera 9.61, the Norwegian browser maker corrects an issue where History Search could be used to reveal browser history (rated extremely severe); a Fast Forward bug that allows cross-site scripting (highly severe); and an information disclosure flaw in news feeds (also highly severe).

Source: On Opera patch day, a new zero-day flaw

Opera 9.5 Final Released

Today Opera released a new “stable” build to the public. The latest “stable” version of Opera changed from Opera 9.27 to Opera 9.50. Opera released Opera 9.5 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) just two days ago. Between Opera 9.27 and Opera 9.50, the Opera Desktop Team fixed ~2350 bugs! You can view the changelogs for Windows, Macinstosh and Unix.

Please help spread Opera! digg it!

This is an incredible amount of fixes for a browser or any product!

Opera 9.5 Wallpapers

To use this wallpaper, you can right-click on the resolution sizes and save the image to your computer. Enjoy! 🙂

For a full overview of the new features in Opera 9.5 check out my overview of Opera 9.5 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Opera 9.5 is available for Windows, Macintosh and Unix x86 (32-bit) and Unix x86_64 (64-bit). Go get Opera 9.5 now!