The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop edition
for ARM processors, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating
the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,
easy-to-use Linux distribution.

This first, community-supported ARM release of Ubuntu supports the
imx51, ixp4xx, and versatile subarchitectures, allowing use
on a wide variety of hardware and virtual environments.  Desktop
installation images are available for the i.MX 51 Babbage development
board, and netboot installation images for other subarchitectures.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition

  Desktop edition

Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition for ARM will be supported for 18 months.

To Get Ubuntu 9.04

To download Ubuntu 9.04 images for the Babbage development board, visit:

To download netboot images for other subarchitectures, visit:

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:

Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:

There are some additional caveats about installation to the Babbage
development board:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users
mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

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