Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Released, Download Links
Ubuntu Linux users eagerly waiting for the latest version of Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS), and especially the different flavors of Ubuntu, viz, Xubuntu, or Kubuntu, here’s the news you have been waiting to hear. Sometime today Canonical
is going to has released Ubuntu LTS 10.04.
Ubuntu’s first release was on October 20, 2004, and has been updated regularly twice a year, once in April sometime, and once in October. The releases are often timed to be released at the end of the month that it is due to come out for. I guess you didn’t knew this but FYI, Ubuntu release numbers are done taking the year and month it is released in. :)
From the official news page about the release information:
“Ubuntu 10.04 LTS challenges the perceptions of the Linux desktop, bringing a whole new category of users to the world of Ubuntu,” said Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical. “Changes like the new look and feel and the addition of a music store, layered on top of our relentless focus on delivering an intuitive and attractive user experience for new and existing Ubuntu users — these are the bridging elements to the mainstream market that our community, our partners and our users really want. Long-term support makes Ubuntu 10.04 LTS very attractive to corporate IT as well.”
New Features in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
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.
Even the official homepage is yet to make the announcement of the availability of Download Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), but you can download a copy of it from the links below (visit page 2 for more mirrors and links):
Download ISO images and torrents from:
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop, Netbook and Server)
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/10.04/ (Kubuntu Desktop and Netbook Remix)
Local download mirrors:
- http://ubuntu.saix.net/ubuntu-releases/ (South Africa)
- http://bw.releases.ubuntu.com/ (Botswana)
- ftp://ftp.wa.co.za/pub/ubuntu/ (South Africa)
- http://ls.releases.ubuntu.com/ (Lesotho)
- http://mz.releases.ubuntu.com/ (Mozambique)
- http://na.releases.ubuntu.com/ (Namibia)
- http://ubuntu.saudi.net.sa/releases/ (Saudi Arabia)
- http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/ubuntu-releases/ (Japan)
- ftp://ftp.corbina.net/pub/Linux/ubuntu-cd/ (Russian Federation)
- http://ftp.cs.pu.edu.tw/Linux/Ubuntu/ubuntu-cd/ (Taiwan)
- http://ftp.cse.yzu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Ubuntu/ubuntu-cd/ (Taiwan)
- http://ftp.daum.net/ubuntu-releases/ (Korea, Republic of)
- http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ubuntu-releases/ (Ireland)
- http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu-cdimage/ (Switzerland)
- http://nl.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ (Netherlands)
- http://se.releases.ubuntu.com/ (Sweden)
- http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/releases.ubuntu.com/ (Germany)
- http://ubuntu.mirrors.proxad.net/ (France)
- http://archaea.its.sfu.ca/mirror/ubuntu-releases/ (Canada)
- http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu-releases/ (Canada)
- http://mirror.uoregon.edu/ubuntu-releases/ (United States)
- http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/releases.ubuntu.com/ (United States)
- http://mirrors.easynews.com/linux/ubuntu-releases/ (United States)
- http://mirrors.gigenet.com/ubuntu/ (United States)
- http://ftp.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/ (New Zealand)
- http://mirror.ihug.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/ (New Zealand)
- http://ubuntu-releases.optus.net/ (Australia)