Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Beta 1 Released!

ubuntu The development team at Ubuntu has released the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release, which brings a host of exciting new features. Ubuntu 10.04 also features a New ‘Light’ theme and Logo.

New features since Ubuntu 9.10

  • GNOME – Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 includes the latest GNOME desktop environment with a number of great new features.
  • Linux kernel 2.6.32 – Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 includes the 2.6.32-16.25 kernel based on
  • KDE SC 4.4 – Kubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 features the new KDE SC 4.4. For more information about new features in Kubuntu, see the Kubuntu technical overview.
  • HAL removal – This beta sports full removal of HAL from the boot process, making Ubuntu faster to boot and faster to resume from suspend.
  • Major new version of likewise-open
  • New default open source driver for nVidia hardware
  • Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers
  • Social from the Start – We now feature built-in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
  • New boot experience – Multiple changes to look, feel and speed of the boot experience have been included in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS beta.
  • New Indicators
  • New Themes – The desktop has been beautified with the addition of two brand new themes, Ambiance and Radiance. New wallpaper and icons are also included.
  • Ubuntu One File Syncing
  • Ubuntu One Music Store
  • New features for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC)
  • Security Issue when upgrading from Lucid Alpha 2

The ISOs and torrents of Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 are available for Download at: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/lucid/beta1 
You can also upgrade directly from Ubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on April 29, 2010.

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