Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) released and Download link included

The Ubuntu team is happy to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. Our newest release, the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , brings a host of exciting new features for users.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘10.04' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: follow the same instructions as for the appropriate Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade, but set Prompt=lts instead of Prompt=normal.

System Requirements

The minimum memory requirement for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is 256 MB of memory. Note that some of your system's memory may be unavailable due to being used by the graphics card. If your computer has only the minimum amount of memory, the installation process will take longer than normal, but will complete successfully, and the system will perform adequately once installed.

Systems with less memory may be able to select "Install Ubuntu" from the boot menu to run just the installer, rather than the whole desktop, or may be able to use the alternate install CD.


Get it while it's hot. ISOs and torrents are available at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop, Netbook and Server)

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4 Responses

  1. joeYao says:

    That is so hot!

  2. shakazzolo says:

    Is this after or before the respin?

  3. dandare1980 says:

    Did a fresh install of 10.04 this afternoon on my Dell Latitude C640 laptop and now really wished I hadn’t……. It was running 9.10 really well. I’ve now lost USB completely, slow to boot, some programmes seem to take an eternity to start and the operating system is sluggish as hell compared to the previous version. I’m running a 2.4Ghz with 1GB of ram, not that you’d notice it……..

    Anyone else had these USB problems? Related to HAL removal maybe? Going to try another distro it’s annoyed me so much!

  4. Plain JIm says:

    Having the same slow-to-boot problem as dandare1980, although I haven’t lost USB. going to try a fresh reinstall. Have also had problems with printer, java, repositories, none of which were a problem under 9.10.

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