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Ubuntu 10.04 First Alpha Released Today

After successful(?) release Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, Canonical Ltd today announced 1st alpha release of Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 10.04.
The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 is the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, bringing with it the earliest new features for the next version of Ubuntu.


This release is LTS (Long Term Support. With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get 3 years support on Ubuntu Desktop, and 5 years on Ubuntu Server.

Key features and changes in the Lucid Lynx will be:

* Inclusion of Gwibber, a microblogging client.
* Removal of GIMP as the image editor.
* A 10 second boot time.
Download link is here

You can try out the Alpha release on a virtual machine and participate in the development by reporting bugs. A full system installation or a dual boot with Windows is still not recommended, as the OS is still in its alpha stage.

Comments

Sachin6870
are you talking about alpha 2 release, yes it made available 2 days before.
joeyjuviyani
The Ubuntu 10.04 release is near. Recently the Ubuntu 10.04 final version was made avaialble to testers for testing.It is also known as Lucid Lynx. This technology supports kernel mode-setting for Linux kernel image boot more fluid between the boot and start X server. I am a Linux- Ubuntu user and I am very much eager to get the Ubuntu 10.04. I got the information about this from:
http://www.techarena.in/news/27123-ubuntu-1004-lucid-lynx-made-available-testers.htm