There is just one week left until Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"
will be released, but is it worth the upgrade if you are running a
netbook? From our testing of the development releases, it is most
certainly worth the upgrade, especially when compared to Ubuntu 9.04
with its buggy Intel driver stack that caused many problems for Atom
netbook users. Ubuntu 9.10 brings many usability improvements to the
Linux desktop, various new packages, and the overall system performance
has improved too. We have ran a set of benchmarks on both a Dell
Inspiron Mini 9 and Samsung NC10 under Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 to
illustrate the performance gains along with a few regressions.