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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A new man in OS town
by Odisej on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:13 UTC
Odisej
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2006-05-11

I do feel Ubuntu is getting better and better. Lucid is, at least for me, the latest wonderful achievement of open source philosophy (with a touch of proprietary drivers and codecs). Also looking forward to Fedora 13 and so on.

Anyway, I've been using Lucid since Beta release and had problems with top-left positioning of the buttons but I agree with Mark Shuttleworth's reasoning that this positioning leaves space on the top-right for other exciting features in the future. After netbook remix this seems the most promising innovation in Ubuntu yet. At least from the desktop user's perspective.

There are, of course, still some things left to be resolved but the way Ubuntu has been developing looks very promising. I wish Yahoo (thinking of Yahoo messenger here), Adobe (Photoshop) and some other developers would finally realise that there is, like they say, a new man in OS town.

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RE: A new man in OS town
by marcp on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:43 in reply to "A new man in OS town"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

"and had problems with top-left positioning of the buttons but I agree with Mark Shuttleworth's reasoning that this positioning leaves space on the top-right for other exciting features in the future."

Crippled argumentation of mr Mark Shuttleworth. Cold logic makes me suggest: "how about placing those buttons on the RIGHT and leaving space for exciting futures on the LEFT side of the bar?".
You see, there's something deeply wrong with forcing users to adopt this ridiculous placement of the buttons.
Did Mr M.S. want to make his OS original ... ? well, very weird wayt to do it.

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RE[2]: A new man in OS town
by antenna on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:48 in reply to "RE: A new man in OS town"
antenna Member since:
2006-10-22

It's just the default in a couple of included themes.. you may be overstating this a bit.

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