Last night, whilst I was asleep, I set my laptop to download and upgrade by laptop from 8.10 to 9.04 on my Compaq nx6125 laptop. It just worked. You can find out more about the new release here. After 20 mins of use, I cannt see a lot of big new features as most of the work on this release appears to be at the kernel level with faster load times and more support for wireless / 3G cards. Its nice to have the latest Open Office 3.0 release and Firefox 3.0.9 though.
It is just quite amazing that the community has provides such good software for “free”, and I an very pleased to use and advocate it. Thank you to the community for your work in relation to this latest release.