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.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

1 Response

  1. Techsexy says:

    You should try Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 for testing. Nevertheless, I see it is better than 9.10, at least its user interface!

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