Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “The Lucid Lynx” Released!


After six months of waiting, the brain new Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS, named Lucid Lynx is here to present us the great change!

What’s new?

  • Boot speed: Noticeably quicker on almost any machine and super-fast on SSD-based machines such as netbooks, which means users can speed straight to the browser for fast web access.
  • Social from the start: The new ‘Me Menu’ in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS consolidates the process of accessing and updating social networks including Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Identi.ca. The Me Menu also integrates chat channels so users can talk with friends or colleagues on Google Talk, MSN, IRC and nearly every network.
  • Ubuntu One: Enhanced desktop integration for the online service means files and folders can be shared and saved on the cloud more easily. Bookmark and contacts sharing has been added, speeding the move from personal computer to personal computing.
  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Music from the world’s largest labels and greatest bands available direct to Ubuntu users through the default music player. Purchase tracks, store in Ubuntu One and share DRM-free music from one location across multiple computers and devices.
  • Ubuntu Software Centre 2.0: An easy way to find new software, and keep track of it once it’s installed in a new, sleeker interface. Users can also single out software provided by Ubuntu, by Canonical partners or by developers who use Canonical’s Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) hosting service.
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition (UNE): As well as benefiting from the improvements in the Desktop Edition, netbook users will see even faster boot speeds on SSD-based devices, faster suspend/resume that will extend battery life – and the industry-leading interface for these smaller screens.

Downloadig Ubuntu 10.04

To get Ubuntu 10.04 now, or order a CD, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

I recommend that all users must read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004

“While Ubuntu is downloading, have a read of the Ubuntu 10.04 install survival guide, check out our list of 10 things to do after installing or perhaps flick through a fresh copy of Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04, the manual for Ubuntu 10.04 produced by The Ubuntu Manual team.

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Nautilus-Elementary 2.30 For Lucid gets a PPA

Nautilus-Elementary developer – and by developer I mean super hard working superhero developer –ammonkey has just pushed Nautilus-Elementary 2.30 into the Nautilus-Elementary PPA.


Many features have been added since the builds for Karmic – including some sexy view switching buttons, support for Nautilus’ split pane and and even more sleek toolbar.


Adding and installation is simple: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx RC Released

The release candidate for Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”, the last testing build before the final version scheduled for release next week, is ready for download: “The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon’s EC2, as well as Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.” Read the release announcement andrelease notes for an overview of most prominent new features and improvements.

Download (SHA256): ubuntu-10.04-rc-desktop-i386.iso(694MB, torrent), ubuntu-10.04-rc-desktop-amd64.iso (694MB,torrent). Other members of the Ubuntu family were also updated to RC status today: Kubuntu (downloadrelease notes), Xubuntu (download), Edubuntu (download), Mythbuntu (download) and Ubuntu Studio (download)

Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on April 29, 2010.

Note: If you’re new into Lucid testing cycle make sure you read through the following…

  1. Introduction
  2. Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  3. Download
  4. New features since Ubuntu 9.10
    1. GNOME
    2. Linux kernel 2.6.32
    3. KDE SC 4.4
    4. HAL removal
    5. Major new version of likewise-open
    6. New default open source driver for nVidia hardware
    7. Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers
    8. Social from the Start
    9. New boot experience
    10. New Indicators
    11. New Themes
    12. Ubuntu One File Syncing
    13. Ubuntu One Music Store
    14. New features for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC)
  5. Security Issue when upgrading from Lucid Alpha 2
  6. Known issues
  7. Help Spread the Word About Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  8. Participate in Ubuntu
  9. More information

15 New wallpapers appeared in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

The winners from the Ubuntu Artwork Flickr submission contest have been chosen!

And here they are:

If you are using Lucid Lynx, but don’t have these, update your system and they should appear.

Oh, you are not using Lucid Lynx? It’s OK, just click on the image and right-click-save-as.

Or if you prefer, download them from launchpad, extract and enjoy!

gmusicbrowser adds desktop layout “Lyrics”

As I wrote you before, that gmusicbrowser added desktop and layoutitem widgets plugin, now another cool widget is reaching this great player – the Lyrics one – a nice scrolling widget, displaying the lyrics of the currently playing song on your desktop.

It can be added to your desktop through Settings menu, then go to Plugins tab, check Desktop widgets plugin and then from the menu select Lyrics, and click Add.

You must have in mind, that this widget is still only in the development version of gmusicbrowser, so if you want to have it, you must compile the source of gmusicbrowser:

git clone git://gmusicbrowser.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/gmusicbrowser/gmusicbrowser

and then to follow the instructions from the INSTALL file. Or if you don’t want to mess with these, there is already compiled package at my repo:

Don’t hesitate to give a try to this amazing player, already default on my system. You will stay surprised of its speed and low memory footprint!

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