Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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Ubuntu 10.04.10?
by aust77 on Mon 11th Oct 2010 13:33 UTC
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2010-10-08

I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.10 on my laptop yesterday, and from Lubuntu 10.04 to the 10.10 beta 2 last week.

I honestly don't notice any major changes since 10.04 (I had been using Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop, then switched to LXDE).

The GNOME Ubuntu on my laptop features a new font among other things, but there is nothing new that is too exciting.

I would have liked to have seen LibreOffice, if not included by default included in the repositories, but I suppose the announcement of the project was too close to the deadline.

All in all its a stable release, it looks nice and performs quite well on my hardware. Lubuntu does the same on my old desktop box.

I've heard many people are disagreeing with the regular 6-month release cycle, but I have to say the release cycle is one of the reasons I use Ubuntu.

A couple months ago I installed Debian via net-install on a very old Pentium III. After using it for about a week I noticed how outdated the software was, and it bothered me, as I'm a big advocate of the latest and greatest software.

I also had several crash issues with my Intel Integrated graphics card (i8xx series) which made Ubuntu and Lubuntu 10.04 crash at times. I was forced to use small workarounds that I had to re-apply at every kernel update and it was irritating me.

If not for the 6-month cycle I would have to wait even longer for my graphics issue to be fixed and would probably switch to another OS in search of stability. My graphics card works beautifully on 10.10 .

Many people who do not have stability issues that don't have a permanent fix yet take the cycle for granted.

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