Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has just been released and is available for download at the official website. We have been quick in covering the release and are probably the first to cover this release. As we have already told you, there are two options to get Ubuntu. One is through the ISO download and other through the Shipit CD ordering service. Read the release coverage here.
If you have any confusion as to which distro you should opt for, here is some quick help. Ubuntu is available in three editions.
Ubuntu Desktop Edition
This one is for regular PC users and simple everyday computing. It has all the basic applications for common tasks and has got the looks and feel everyone around is talking of. Basically, this version is for regular people with home PCs and for Ubuntu beginners. You can use it full fledged as your primary OS. Download page goes here.
Ubuntu Server Edition
Ubuntu server edition is another version focussed on the server capabilities like better speed, uptime and RAM support. This edition is for web-administrators and Ubuntu will roll out certification for this soon. Download page goes here.
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
This one is for those who are interested in trying out Ubuntu on their netbooks. This release has an extremely fluid and fast interface and is worth checking out. Download page goes here.
Want to see a page to choose whats best for you? See here.
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.
Just couple of days ago, Canonical had announced the release of the second beta of Ubuntu Linux. I wanted to try out the second beta ( I haven’t tried the 10.04 series yet) – but being a beta version I thought I’ll do a Wubi install, instead of a traditional install. Once I mounted the ISO file and launched Wubi, I ran into a roadblock.
Wubi on the beta ISO proceeded to download the current stable version,i.e., Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, instead of proceeding to install Lucid. I thought I had downloaded the wrong ISO image, so I went back to the releases page, and just as I was about to redownload the ISO, I spotted at the very end of the page, a link to wubi.exe. Feeling curious to try it out, I proceeded to download, and voilÃ ! Wubi install of Lucid was underway.
Bad news, however is that if you’ve already downloaded Lucid CD image, Wubi will proceed to re-download the ISO image. I tried putting my downloaded ISO image in wubi\install folder, and tried to start Wubi install. That, however, resulted in Wubi asking me to uninstall the existing version. In the end, I had to download the CD image again.
If you want to know more about Wubi and how to do a dual boot Windows and Linux install, do refer to our previous guide on dual booting Ubuntu and Windows using Wubi.