Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It's that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release (or Kubuntu, if that's your thing). Canonical has just released Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. This is a long term support release, meaning its supported period is far longer than that of normal releases. It comes with the latest and greatest the Free software world has to offer, while also adding some Ubuntu-specific features, of course.
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Nice release
by darknexus on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:57 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I've been running Lucid since late in the beta cycle. I had some stability problems at first (hey it was a beta after all) but they've been ironed out. There are a few minor quirks that bug me but that's true of all oses. It's snappy, it lets me do what I need to do, and most importantly of all it annoys me less than OS X or Windows. This is the first release, imho, that actually feels like they're on the right track and taking details into account for the most part. Now, if they can just keep it up...

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RE: Nice release
by Eugenia on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:02 in reply to "Nice release"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I got a complete kernel lockup with the new version. But I'm sure it will eventually ironed out. I put a 10.04 ubuntu installation on this netbook for my mom: http://www.osnews.com/story/22033/Review_HP_1120NR_Netbook

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RE[2]: Nice release
by darknexus on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:06 in reply to "RE: Nice release"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Ouch. I take it the kernel lock-up wasn't on the netbook you mentioned?

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RE[2]: Nice release
by evalckea on Mon 3rd May 2010 16:22 in reply to "RE: Nice release"
evalckea Member since:
2010-05-03

Hi,
I have the same HP Mini the only difference is LA because is Latin American, I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 Remix Works Ok

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RE: Nice release
by antenna on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:03 in reply to "Nice release"
antenna Member since:
2006-10-22

Agreed. I stopped using Ubuntu a few years back but returned a couple of weeks ago with the beta and have been incredibly impressed since. For me it's been very fast, stable and everything just seems to work. Great job to everyone involved.

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RE: Nice release
by segedunum on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:57 in reply to "Nice release"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

It's snappy, it lets me do what I need to do, and most importantly of all it annoys me less than OS X or Windows.

I sincerely wish people would quantify statements like that because they're becoming older and more tired with every release.

Loosely translated, that means "It has nowhere near the features, functionality and applications of Windows and OS X, but hey, it doesn't annoy me!" and I'm afraid that simply isn't good enough.

This is the first release, imho, that actually feels like they're on the right track and taking details into account for the most part.

Doesn't really say much, does it?

Edited 2010-04-29 22:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Nice release
by darknexus on Fri 30th Apr 2010 08:51 in reply to "RE: Nice release"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I sincerely wish people would quantify statements like that because they're becoming older and more tired with every release.

Loosely translated, that means "It has nowhere near the features, functionality and applications of Windows and OS X, but hey, it doesn't annoy me!" and I'm afraid that simply isn't good enough.


Uh, and why do I care if my comment is good enough for *you*? I don't even know you. Sorry but I'm not losing any sleep over your arrogance. I wish people like you would not put words in my mouth that I didn't say. If it didn't have all the functionality I've become used to over the years from *NIX to Windows to OS X, then it would very much annoy me. Duh. As for applications, well that's just something you face when you use an alternate os: you have to also find alternate applications. Again, duh. If you don't like it, don't use it. Imho, concentrating on open standards and data formats is much more important than fighting over which os people use. It was just my opinion, it's not like I was attempting to pass off my one-liner as a scientific study. Get a life.
And while you're at it, I wish you would quantify your statement of less functionality. ;) Talk about pot calling the kettle black.

This is the first release, imho, that actually feels like they're on the right track and taking details into account for the most part.

Doesn't really say much, does it? [/q]

Is that not why I said this was the first time I felt they were actually starting to pay attention to detail? It took them fscking long enough, on that we agree at least. They aren't yet paying *enough* attention to the overall detail of the system, on that we also seem to agree. Note that my standard of system-wide detail is set by OS X and the way *all* the core applications integrate with each other. I've not found any os yet that has that level of integration, neither Ubuntu nor Windows even come close to that.
And finally, annoyance is very much a factor when you're in front of the computer all the time. Remember this: all oses suck. Which one is right for you just depends on which one you think sucks the least. Let's move on and concentrate on fighting for open data formats and royalty-free standards so that it doesn't matter, and no one need ever give a damn, about which os other people use.

edit: Accidentally hit the submit button too early.

Edited 2010-04-30 08:59 UTC

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