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Ubuntu 10.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Released

After three alphas, two betas and a release candidate, we are pleased to announce that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is here, today (April 29th), available on mirrors worldwide (see the download links at the end of the article). It is our greatest pleasure to introduce you guys to the highlights of this new release dubbed Lucid Lynx. It all began on September 22nd, 2009, when Mark Shuttleworth announced the Lucid Lynx operating system, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is also the twelfth release of the Ubuntu OS and, being an LTS (Long Term Support) release it will be supported for 3 years on desktops and 5 years on servers.

Under the hood of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx):

· GNOME 2.30.0 desktop environment;
· Linux kernel 2.6.32.11;
· Nouveau video driver;
· X.Org 7.5;
· X.Org server 1.7.6;
· Compiz Fusion 0.8.4;
· Plymouth graphical boot manager;
· New artwork.

Features:

· Improved boot times - Once again, the boot speed has been improved through various modern tweaks;
· New boot splash theme - Plymouth replaced Usplash. It is slicker, better looking, but it does not work good with proprietary video drivers;
· Home encryption - Available in the installer's "Who are you?" step;
· Revamped login screen - GDM (GNOME Display Manager) has a new skin (in tone with the new artwork), and has been greatly improved with lots of features;
· 15 new wallpapers - from various photographers around the world;
· Two new themes - the default theme one is black and features Mac-style window buttons;
· Ubuntu One Music Store - enables users to easily buy music online via Rhythmbox. It allows them to preview files!;
· Ubuntu One File Syncing - it's easy now to sync files with the Ubuntu One service, just by right clicking on them and selecting the "Synchronize on Ubuntu One" option;
· MP3 support - can be easily installed just by opening the Rhythmbox music player;
· iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch support - Apple's devices are now recognizable by Ubuntu, but some limitations exists;
· Ubuntu Software Center - offers better descriptions and screenshots for many programs. Installing applications has never been easier!;
· New blogging client - Gwibber is a new piece of software that helps you stay in touch with your friends;
· Easy-to-use search tool - Search for Files has been added to the Accessories menu and it allows users to search a folder or the entire system for various files;
· Create and edit your home movies - With PiTiVi, you can edit video files or create movies with chapters;
· Revamped Terminal client - the GNOME Terminal application is now fully skinned to be in tone with the new artwork;
· Support for Digg, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr - ...and other popular social networking services;
· Revamped Indicator Applet - with support for social networking, and other useful features;
· Open Source video driver for Nvidia graphics cards - Nouveau is now the default video driver for Nvidia GPUs.

Included applications:

Accessories:

· Calculator 5.28.2 (an arithmetic, scientific or financial calculator);
· CD/DVD Creator 2.30.0 (the built-in CD/DVD burning utility);
· Character Map 2.30.0 (permits to insert special characters into documents);
· Baobab 2.30.0 (disk usage analyzer);
· Gedit 2.30.0 (a small and lightweight text editor with intuitive spell-checker);
· Seahorse 2.30.0 (passwords and encryption keys manager);
· Search for Files (default system search application);
· Gnome Screenshot 2.30.0 (saves images of your desktop or individual windows);
· Gnome Terminal 2.29.6 (allows you to use the command-line);
· Tomboy 1.2.0 (desktop note-taking application).

Graphics:

· F-Spot 0.6.1.5 (photo manager, RAW importer and editor);
· OpenOffice.org Drawing 3.2.0 (drawings, logos, flow charts creator and editor);
· Simple Scan 1.0.2 (scan, copy and fax images).

Internet tools:

· Empathy 2.30.0.1 (multi-protocol instant messenger);
· Firefox 3.6.3 (the ever-popular web browser);
· Gwibber 2.30.0.1 (a microblogging client);
· Vinagre 2.30.0 (remote desktop viewer);
· Terminal Server Client 0.150 (rdesktop, vncviewer, wfica, xnest frontend);
· Transmission 1.92 (lightweight BitTorrent client).

Office tools:

· Dictionary 2.30.0 (a tool to search word definitions and spelling in an online dictionary);
· Evolution 2.28.3 (powerful e-mail client);
· OpenOffice.org Suite 3.2.0 (spreadsheet, presentation and word processor).

Sound and Video:

· Brasero 2.30.0 (CD/DVD burning application);
· Totem 2.30.0 (DVD-Video, DivX, XviD, WMV, MOV player);
· PiTiVi 0.13.4 (movie creator and editor);
· Rhythmbox 0.12.8 (Last.fm, radio and music player/organizer);
· Sound Recorder 2.30.0 (audio recording tool).

System Administration Utilities:

· Computer Janitor 1.13.3 (a tool that removes obsolete files and cleans your system);
· Palimpsest Disk Utility 2.30.1 (disk drive management and configuration utility);
· Ubuntu Software Center 2.0.2 (software installer/updater tool).

Also six new and entertaining games for all ages!


Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition (Lucid Lynx).
Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Netbook Remix (Lucid Lynx).
Download Kubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

source: softpedia