Ubuntu is on a roll with its 9.10 release. The Ubuntu 9.10 has advanced a lot over the development cycle and has remarkably improved its boot time.
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx will see the first release of its Alpha version sometime today. This next Ubuntu, version 10.04 Lucid Lynx will see a final release on 29th April, 2010 with the first beta release on 18th March, 2010.
You can try out the Alpha release on a virtual machine and participate in the development by reporting bugs. A full system installation or a dual boot with Windows is still not recommended, as the OS is still in its alpha stage.
Some of the key features and changes in the Lucid Lynx will be:
- Inclusion of Gwibber, a microblogging client.
- Removal of GIMP as the image editor.
- A 10 second boot time.
You can get the download here: