Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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raid996
Member since:
2010-03-02

... or not... some of you did said it already... but I really really love just about everything I've seen so far.
The colors are nice, they give a different tone to my desktop, I have no problem at all reading it even from some distance from my monitor.
The icons are clear and very understandable (even for my 60+ old mom who is not a linux fan)

The use and feel of this distro is the best I've experienced so far... (only haiku beats it so far) and for the first time since windows 95 I dont really feel the urge to change anything in my desktop or to install much else... the list limits to codecs, the gimp, gnucash and my printers... that's all I've done.

I can assure you that I've always been the type of guy that changes everything in its computer... but this time I felt (with an alpha release) that it very well "just work".

R.

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zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Nite pick: Haiku isn't a distro, it's a whole other OS.

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raid996 Member since:
2010-03-02

yeah I know... sorry that actually was what I meant... I was talking about the whole OS spectrum out there...
:P

I'll try to be clearer next time ;) thx

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