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Discover the new features in Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx

Apr 28, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Ubuntu 10.04 is just around the corner, and it's shaping up to be one of the most eagerly awaited (and controversial) releases in the distro's history. What new goodies are included? How does it tap into the ever-expanding world of social networking? And most importantly, can you move those window control buttons back to the right of the titlebar, as nature intended? Read on for the gory details...

"Twice a year since 2004, we are consumed by Ubuntu fever. The initial symptoms of this affliction are defined by the question: "What will Ubuntu do next?" The press releases, announcements, mailing lists and blogs then take over until release day. With Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" 10.04 set for release at the end of April, everyone's well in the throes of this hysteria, and we're here to fuel it further by sharing with you the seven things that you absolutely need to know about Ubuntu 10.04.

"The second long term support release (LTS) to come from the Ubuntu camp, Lucid Lynx has many surprises in store for everyone, including its revamped looks and a new logo (see page 48 for more on the fallout that this update has produced). Then there are the exciting new features, including lightning fast boot-up times, and older features that have finally come to maturity in this release.

"Ubuntu's mantra with the second LTS release is 'Light', which is also the name of its new theme. Lucid Lynx, the most lightweight Ubuntu release yet, also boasts less bloatware. The major casualty in this of course is Gimp, which although still a fixture on almost all the other major distributions has now been dropped so that you get a lean, light machine. So without further ado, we present the our pick of the features that have got us champing at the update bit."

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