The Zimbabwe Ubuntu Loco team (website not updated yet) will celebrate the release of Ubuntu 9.10 code name Karmic Koala on the 31st of October. The Loco team has been quite active lately, making quite an impression of the volunteer run Open Source initiative at the 2009 ICT Africa exhibition.
In an invitation to Zimbabwe’s ICT community through the Computer Society of Zimbabwe the team says they will “showcase the special features that distinguish Ubuntu as an Operating System” at the party. The letter invites “Ubuntu developers, users and future users to get together and toast to Ubuntu and Free Software in general.” Ubuntu CDs will be available for sale at the party but people can also bring their blank media for a free OS.
Karmic Koala is slated for release on October 29 and will be the eleventh release of the Linux distribution. The release month coincides with Microsoft’s release tomorrow of Windows 7, a much more accepted version of the operating system than its predecessor Windows Vista, which faced resistance and heavy criticism from users and tech pundits alike.
Major features on the new Ubuntu include improved cloud computing features, an improved look and feel of the booting system, better boot speeds and a netbook version of Kubuntu.