Ubuntu 10.04 is out and it is here to stay for another five years. If you have not downloaded Ubuntu already, you can see this post to choose the best edition suited to your needs and get your hands on a copy.
Although, if you have downloaded your copy of the ISO, it is time to install Ubuntu. This step by step guide will take you through the installation procedure. To start with, get hold of a 4 GB thumb drive and create a boot-able image with Unetbootin. Now, plug the thumb-drive into your USB port and restart the computer.
Set boot device to the USB drive from BIOS options and you are good to go.
Let the live system fire up. Now, click on the install icon on desktop and proceed as shown below.
Select a desired language to install Ubuntu.
Select your region and and time zone.
Select your keyboard layout. You can alternately, detect your keyboard layout if you do not know it already.
Select a partitioning option. Unless you want to format all the hard drive and install Ubuntu afresh, select the last option and proceed.
Select the partition to install Ubuntu into and click on the change button.
Set the formatting options.
Provide account information and sit back and watch.
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has finally been released as per the homepage and is available for download. You can get it at the official website as an ISO.
Get your Copy Of Ubuntu
The download of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx ISO is available now. Download Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx ISO here.
Sized at just around 700 MB, the ISO can be burnt to a CD or you can create a bootable USB drive following this tutorial.
Order Free CD
The free CD order takes quite some time to arrive which ranges from 7 to 10 weeks. Order this if you do not have a fast internet connection. Order at this page.
Things to know about the Latest Version
This latest release of Ubuntu has some cool new features and has been developed for a long time now. It is appealing in both visual aspects and performance. There are new versions of most software like Firefox and Empathy. If you are not aware of this, you can get an overview of some exciting new features included in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx final release.
Along with that, Ubuntu 10.04 also features a Ubuntu Manual which will guide you through the installation process and makes using Ubuntu fun. The manual is only 4.5 MB in size and is highly recommended if you are beginning with Ubuntu.
An earlier X.Org memory leak seems to have been fixed in this final release and you can also order you free Ubuntu copy. Learn more about ordering Ubuntu by free CD.