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
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