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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RE: Warning
by Zifre on Thu 29th Apr 2010 21:19 UTC in reply to "Warning"
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

There is a bug in the Grub2 install that prevents the option of dual-booting (your other OS will not show up in boot menu). If you have already installed 10.04, they are releasing an update that will take care of this issue. If you haven't installed, and you are dual-booting, you might want to wait a day. Shortly they are creating a re-spin without this issue.

Really? Works fine for me with Windows 7.

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RE[2]: Warning
by fretinator on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:00 in reply to "RE: Warning"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Were you a new install or an upgrade?

Or perhaps they've been able to get the re-spins out there faster than they thought.

Either way, glad to see it works for you. I upgraded a couple weeks earlier (so I wouldn't have to fight the download fest). Also, I am going to purchase a netbook soon and I will install it there.

Go Lucid... sounds like good advice.

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RE[3]: Warning
by darknexus on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Warning"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I am going to purchase a netbook soon and I will install it there.


I have an Asus 1005PE, and I can tell you Lucid makes a great netbook os. It's much better than previous Ubuntu versions, in no small part because that atrocious hal daemon is gone. That thing was a polling power-hogging process that kept battery consumption relatively high as compared to other oses both Linux and otherwise. With that out of the way though, I can finally get the full 14 hours of battery life out of it, something that before I could only do with a carefully configured Arch setup.

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