10 December 2009 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 By: Marius Nestor, Linux Editor Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 Has Linux Kernel 2.6.32 The Lucid Lynx Chronicles While every Ubuntu fan still discovers the powers of the Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system, somewhere deep in the Ubuntu headquarters the Canonical developers are working very hard to bring us all the new stuff that happens in the Linux world today. Therefore we proudly announce that the first Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system has been released. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS development.
What's new in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, first of all we would like to remind everyone that the release schedule for Ubuntu has been changed to 3 Alphas, 2 Betas and a Release Candidate. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is the third LTS ( Long Term Support ) release, which will be supported for 3 years on the Desktop and 5 years on the Server.
Second of all, HAL has been completely removed, which makes Ubuntu boot and resume faster than ever! Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 is ... more. less.
now powered by the freshly cooked Linux kernel 2.6.32 and it uses the GNOME desktop environment 2.29.3, which brings lots of improvements and new features. Other than that, there are now only five games left in the distribution, including AisleRiot Solitare, Gnometris, Mahjongg, Mines and Sudoku.<br><br> Only five games left in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Transmission has been updated to 1.80 Beta 1, including some interesting, new features. And last but not least, there is a new tool called Byobu Window Manager, which offers a set of configuration utilities and profiles for the GNU screen window manager. The Byobu Window Manager The colors on the logo for the Live CD have been changed, with a white logo now, and the installer has an "Update this installer" button that will update it to the latest version (see the screenshots below for details).<br><br> The revamped Live CD boot screen Updating the Ubuntu installer... What's new in Kubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, this first Alpha version of the upcoming Kubuntu 10.04 LTS operating system is built on top of the KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 1, which includes lots of new features and improvements over the previous KDE 4.3 releases.<br><br> It also offers features such as grouping windows into tabs, new widgets and effects, improved configuration and user interface. Kubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 with KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1 Xubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 On April 29th, 2010, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will become the twelfth release of the Ubuntu operating system. See you again in exactly five weeks (January 14th), for the second Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).<br><br> Happy holidays! The Lucid Lynx Release Schedule: December 10th, 2009 - Alpha 1 release; Page 1 Copyright (c) 2001-2011 Softpedia. All rights reserved.<br><br> Softpedia" and Softpedia" logo are registered trademarks of SoftNews NE T SRL. January 14th, 2010 - Alpha 2 release; February 25th, 2010 - Alpha 3 release; March 18th, 2010 - Beta 1 release; April 8th, 2010 - Beta 2 release; April 22nd, 2010 - Release Candidate; April 29th, 2010 - Final release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia .<br><br> Download Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia . Download Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia . Download Ubuntu ARM 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia .<br><br> Download Kubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia . Download Kubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia . Download Xubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Lucid Lynx) right now from Softpedia .<br><br> Remember that this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the Ubuntu Bug Tracker .<br><br> Page 2 Copyright (c) 2001-2011 Softpedia. All rights reserved. Softpedia" and Softpedia" logo are registered trademarks of SoftNews NE T SRL.<br><br>