Ubuntu seems to have a nice road map for their updates schedule, and sure enough, here’s another one. Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” has just hit the market, available for download right now. There’s plenty of changes to be had, along with the standard fixes and adjustments to the OS, there’s surprises to be had by the latest edition of Ubuntu. Plus, “Lucid Lynx” is almost as cool as “Karmic Koala,” so that’s worth it.
First and foremost, the new OS promises that the system is noticeably quicker on any machine it runs on, especially those that feature SSDs. What’s better though, are the wide range of features that they’ve thrown in: a social networking “Me Menu,” and Ubuntu’s Software Centre 2.0, which provides you an easy access portal for acquiring new software. There’s cloud-based services like Ubuntu One music store, thrown in for good measure.
There’s also Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition, which promotes faster boot speeds (even faster than what you’re already getting), along with a few other optimizations for the smaller form factor. The “Lucid Lynx” is available right now for your downloading pleasure, and one look at the screenshot above, and we can understand why you’d want it, if the features don’t speak for themselves. If you do download it, let us know what you think!