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Ubuntu Learns New Tricks, Forgets Some Old Ones With Lucid Lynx Upgrade

May 14, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"Lucid Lynx, Canonical's latest desktop release of Ubuntu (10.04), sports a new look and feel designed to attract new users, both in business and at home.

"No doubt the launch of a music store component for the Ubuntu One cloud service available through the Ubuntu OS will give consumers a reason to consider one of the most popular Linux desktops.

"Canonical, the commercial outlet of the community-developed Ubuntu Linux distro, clearly wants to make migrating to Ubuntu easy for new users to experience right out of the box. The company has partnered with several computer makers to preinstall the long-term support version on a range of computers this summer.

"Existing Ubuntu users who have no interest in the music outlet or the social networking tools integrating into the desktop still have good reasons to upgrade to version 10.04. Lots of tinkering under the hood has produced a reliable and more responsive distribution."

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