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ubuntu 9.04 jaunty logoThere's only one week left until the final release of Ubuntu 9.04 and, if you are anxious to get your hands on some nice CDs with the new Ubuntu operating system, then you should pre-order them right now from Ubuntu's ShipIt service, free of charge (a free account or an OpenID is required). They have started taking the orders a few minutes ago, so hurry up!

Also, if you want to count the days until Ubuntu 9.04 is released – which will happen on April 23rd – you can get a nice script to post on your website. This time, Canonical also added some very nice and animated countdown scripts. Each day, the image will change, counting the days remaining until the release of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). Choose your favourite right now from here!

For those of you who don't know yet, Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) will come with a new notification system, faster boot times, GNOME 2.26 desktop environment, community desktop themes and brand new artwork. Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) will be powered by Linux kernel 2.6.28, which will offer support for many new devices (wireless, webcams, mobile phones, etc.) and the evolutionary EXT4 filesystem.