Intro to Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed “Lucid Lynx” was released on April 29, 2010 almost as scheduled (a little delay due to the bug in a boot loader) and includes the 2.6.32-21.32 kernel which has quite a few performance updates. The next version, Ubuntu 10.10 (“Maverick Meerkat”), scheduled for  October 10 2010.

Talking about performance, they removed HAL from the boot process, which makes Lucid boot quite a bit faster.

Lucid Lynx is now available in 29 languages: Spanish, English (United Kingdom), Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Swedish, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Japanese, Greek, Korean, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Galician, Chinese (Traditional), Slovenian, Bulgarian, Asturian, Vietnamese, Basque, Turkish and Serbian.

Likewise-open package got updated. It is version 5.4 now. nVidia drivers got updated as well and run on Nouveau by default. Ubuntu 10.04 comes with Gnome 2.30, which has just a few extra features. Wonder what upcoming Gnome 3 would be like… 🙂

Lucid featured 2 new themes, Ambiance (Dark) and Radiance (Light), which have quite a few changes. They got new wallpapers and icons as well. We will probably have to put it into a different post.

New Ubuntu has a few new social features. MeMenu, which is built on the Gwibber provides easy access to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and a few other social platforms and allows to see several feeds at the same time.

OS has a new feature to purchase favorite songs right from the desktop. Not sure if you need it, but it is there now and works well with Rhythmbox player. It has improved sync features for easier file sharing.

You can download Lucid Lynx here, which list the most popular downloaded images.

We are not sure if a lot of Mac users get hurt by the economy and switch to Linux, but what catches the attention right away is the placement of the window buttons. They are on the left-side now. While it can be changed, many users seem to like it. As for me, I still run Windows at work and on my laptop, so I think I will be looking into changing it shortly.

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