Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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i agree with the review
by REM2000 on Thu 6th May 2010 21:39 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

I am simply amazed by this release, it really feels like an off the shelf OS easily earning a place with Windows and Mac OSX. Im not putting down other distributions, as linux as a whole is pushing forward. However 10.04 is really polished, it's fast and stable, it's really made my jaw hit the ground.

I had numerous problems with the 9.10, 9.04 was ok but many of the times i reverted to 8.04 LTS. I am a debian / ubuntu fan, i do love debian however i tend to use this only on servers. I have only tested 10.04 on the desktop, i haven't really tried the server edition out, i have tried a standard lamp install and the server did boot up very quickly which was impressive, however back on topic.

I installed 10.04 on a Lenovo G530, 2GB RAM and a 250GB SATA HDD, intel VGA, 15.4" widescreen monitor.

I do like the new dark theme, it seems to work really well with the screen, making text easy to read. Opening applications and menus is incredibly snappy. 9.10 was a lot slower. Gnome seems to be multithreaded or enhanced in a big way, i can keep clicking and opening apps without the menu's pausing or any sort of slow down.

The wireless connection seems very stable, even coming out of hibernation or sleep.

I also agree with the article in regard to memory, default memory usage was about 350 - 400MB at boot, which might be a sign that because of the 2GB the machine is using more memory for caching? I don't mind too much on this machine however i have to test this with 1GB machines to be really sure of how well this system works. As i mentioned i don't mind as Win7 uses the same amount of RAM on the same machine (well perhaps a little more say about 520MB - 550MB).

ill just end with another Wow, this is an incredible release for linux, this really should start making more inroads for the linux world.

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