Finally Ubuntu has released the latest version “Ubuntu 10.04” Lucid Lynx today.
Ubuntu has released their released candidate (RC) few week ago . Ubuntu has released the various alpha and beta version of Ubuntu 10.04 before release candidate. The new version of most popular Debian based linux operating system Ubuntu has released its new version 10.04 today.
You can download Ubuntu 10.04 from their official site.
Features of Ubuntu 10.04Ubuntu includes Mozilla Firefox – for fast, safe web browsing. You can also choose alternative open-source browsers from the Ubuntu Software Centre. It includes OpenOffice.org which is fully compatible with Microsoft Office and has everything you need to create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Also, The Ubuntu Software Centre gives you instant access to thousands of free open-source applications. Ubuntu also offers built in Email and Chat client such as Evolution Mail. From this 10.04, Ubuntu's new “Me” Menu lets you access your Facebook and Twitter accounts (and more) straight away. Be social with Ubuntu 10.04.
Ubuntu 10.04 also includes new music player which includes an integrated store, so you can buy and download new tracks with just a few clicks.Ubuntu works with most music and media players.You can organize your photos with F-Spot and use popular tools like Picasa, Facebook and Flickr.
All Ubuntu users get a free Ubuntu One account. Ubuntu One allows you to store all kinds of files online so you can access them anywhere. Store bookmarks, contacts, music and pictures. Take everything everywhere with Ubuntu One.Watch all your favourite content from YouTube, iPlayer, and MSN Player. Play your own videos with Movie Player or use Pitivi to edit your videos.
Moreover Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it's super-fast on newer machines. After loading, opening a browser takes seconds, unlike other operating systems that leave you staring at the screen, waiting to get online.
The Ubuntu Software Centre offers hundreds of games, including puzzles, adventures, tactical challenges and more. All free to choose and free to use.
At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around.
What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.
Ubuntu ("humanity towards others") and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Web statistics suggest that Ubuntu's share of Linux desktop usage is near 60%, and upward trending usage as a web server.
Ubuntu is composed of many software packages, of which the vast majority are distributed under a free software license (also known as open source). The main license used is the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) which, along with the GNU Lesser General Public License (GNU LGPL), explicitly declares that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change, develop and improve the software. Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. By keeping Ubuntu free and open source, Canonical is able to utilize the talents of community developers in Ubuntu's constituent components. Instead of selling Ubuntu for profit, Canonical creates revenue by selling technical support and from creating several services tied to Ubuntu.
Canonical endorses and provides support for three additional Ubuntu-derived operating systems: Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Ubuntu Server Edition. There are several other derivative operating systems including local language and hardware-specific versions.
Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu every six months and supports Ubuntu for eighteen months by providing security fixes, patches to critical bugs and minor updates to programs. LTS (Long Term Support) versions, which are released every two years, are supported for three years on the desktop and five years for servers. The latest version of Ubuntu, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), was released on April 29, 2010.