Ubuntu 9.10: Featuring the S.M.A.R.T. Notifier

A new base feature from Ubuntu 9.10 is the S.M.A.R.T. notifier which informs you whenever your harddrive reports an error. Before Karmic Koala you had to install smart-notifier which does the same job but was not in the base distro. Screenshot after the break…

So here it goes:


This is a killer feature I think (like another feature called “backup” which has not made it yet into the base distro) and it will safe a lot of people their data.

Thanks Ubuntu folks!