Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: a (free) Mactastic experience
Apr 30, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Gilbertson)
"Ubuntu 10.04, officially available as of Thursday, is an
important update for this popular Linux distro. It's a Long-Term
Support (LTS) release the first since 8.04 two years ago, and it
wraps social network with media capabilities and a brace of online
services in a brand new look.
"As an LTS edition, Lucid Lynx will be supported for the next
three years on the desktop and five years on the server instead of
the usual 18 months of free security updates.
"Therefore, it will set the scene for Ubuntu for a decent chunk
of time and provide a launch pad for the distro's move down a more
refined and user-friendly path that subsequent releases should
"Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth wants Ubuntu to beat Apple's
OS X on features and interface polish. While Lucid Lynx still has
some rough edges, this release is a huge leap for UI design in
Linux and puts Ubuntu well on its way to Shuttleworth's goal."