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Post by trog @ 10:40am 30/04/10 | 18 Comments
A new version of the most popular Linux distribution Ubuntu has landed! There are a bunch of rad new features:
  • Boot speed: Noticeably quicker on almost any machine and super-fast on SSD-based machines such as netbooks, which means users can speed straight to the browser for fast web access.
  • Social from the start: The new 'Me Menu' in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS consolidates the process of accessing and updating social networks including Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Identi.ca. The Me Menu also integrates chat channels so users can talk with friends or colleagues on Google Talk, MSN, IRC and nearly every network.
  • Ubuntu One: Enhanced desktop integration for the online service means files and folders can be shared and saved on the cloud more easily. Bookmark and contacts sharing has been added, speeding the move from personal computer to personal computing.
  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Music from the world's largest labels and greatest bands available direct to Ubuntu users through the default music player. Purchase tracks, store in Ubuntu One and share DRM-free music from one location across multiple computers and devices.
  • Ubuntu Software Centre 2.0: An easy way to find new software, and keep track of it once it's installed in a new, sleeker interface. Users can also single out software provided by Ubuntu, by Canonical partners or by developers who use Canonical's Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) hosting service.
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition (UNE): As well as benefiting from the improvements in the Desktop Edition, netbook users will see even faster boot speeds on SSD-based devices, faster suspend/resume that will extend battery life - and the industry-leading interface for these smaller screens.
We have a couple of the most popular ISOs available for download to save you bashing through the mirror slaw: Ubuntu v10.04 Desktop AMD64 ISO and Ubuntu v10.04 Desktop i386 ISO.



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shadowdanc3r
Posted 10:55am 30/4/10
Haven't tried Ubuntu in ages - will have to try this tonight.
parabol
Posted 11:44am 30/4/10
Any word on if they fixed the show-stopping X memory bug that they introduced not long ago? Their bug-tracking page doesn't seem to be conclusive. Though if you want to make sure you're unaffected by it, just make sure you use proprietary (nvidia/ati) graphics drivers in X instead of open-source ones.
eightyeight
Posted 12:01pm 30/4/10
woot d/l now unmetered!
tspec
Posted 02:24pm 30/4/10
Not a good start. Boot up the livecd with a new video card and new monitor and it can't run at 1920x1080@60Hz. I'm sure I haven't had that issue with previous versions at that res on the livecd.
LastElf
Posted 05:01pm 30/4/10
@tspec: I had a problem with the LiveCD for 9.10, except I would get no video at all and it would just lock up. Running it in safe graphics mode and then installing it worked fine, though (However, I can't save my xconf file to have dual monitors on boot up). It might just be the LiveCD and your graphics card.
Bikkies
Posted 05:02pm 30/4/10
Yey, its great because its having creep onto non nerdy people. My Bro was able to load up this plus wine and steam and msg me on his laptop. He isn't the most technically minded but was inquisitive enough to get it to work.
tspec
Posted 06:24pm 30/4/10
@tspec: I had a problem with the LiveCD for 9.10, except I would get no video at all and it would just lock up.


It was an easy one for me to fix because I've been using ubuntu since it's first release but a bit disappointing being such a fundamental thing with them trying to promote this to a mass market as being simple to set up / use. What I did to fix it was I just plugged in an old 17" LCD which worked fine, installed the OS, installed the nvidia drivers then swapped the screen back over to the 24".
Red
Posted 06:57pm 30/4/10
Why do you only mirror desktop? :(
Syco
Posted 07:13pm 30/4/10
Damnit, I sat up drunk installing the RC last Friday night and messing with it guess I'll update again tonight. Better head off to the bottleshop.
neffo
Posted 08:08pm 30/4/10
Just installing it now. Looks like they've finally f***ed off pulseaudio.
Insom
Posted 08:13pm 30/4/10
sweet, will add this to my Linux ISO downloads
stinky
Posted 11:45pm 30/4/10
been running the beta for quite a while ... pretty stable, only a few easily fixed bugs that I came across early on. Only issue I have left is that Synergy won't let me go across to the second monitor on my linux box. so I have this portait 24" monitor that's all but useless to me. I mean sure it shows a picture of NPH riding a unicorn, but I want to be able to interact with it too!
Lukian
Posted 02:20am 01/5/10
"Any word on if they fixed the show-stopping X memory bug that they introduced not long ago? "
Yes, it's fixed as it was a "release blocker", along with the last minute grub issue.

"Boot speed: Noticeably quicker on almost any machine and super-fast on SSD-based machines such as netbooks, which means users can speed straight to the browser for fast web access."
/sigh, it's ONE second faster on an SSD. (18s vs 19s see Phoronix's review)
eightyeight
Posted 02:39am 01/5/10
boot speeds vary from drive to drive when it comes to ssd's lukian. they are all different speeds.
shad
Posted 04:03pm 01/5/10
Just upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04. Most of the time was spent getting use to the new mythtv. Pretty happy so far.
trog
Posted 04:07pm 01/5/10
Why do you only mirror desktop? :(
cuz that's what most people want, and to mirror everything would use up an unreasonable amount of disk space, especially given that there's so many good Australian mirrors anyway!
Insom
Posted 04:25pm 01/5/10
yep, props to the aarnet mirror
iWhoop
Posted 09:46pm 01/5/10
There's desktop, alternate & server versions on the telstra files thing for those of us lucky enough to be stuck on the most awesome isp ever

I just stuck this on my toshiba laptop and every time I try to access the appearance preferences the screen goes black and it locks up. Anyone?

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