The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support). This release incorporates the Desktop Edition and the Server Edition. The Server Edition can be used on physical servers, on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), and on Amazon’s EC2 public cloud. Codenamed "Lucid Lynx", 10.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
We are also pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition, which is not a long-term support release.
Read more about the features of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in the following press releases:
Desktop and Netbook editions
Server edition http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.04-server-edition
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be supported for three years on desktops and five years on servers. Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition will be supported for 18 months.
Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is available in 29 languages. For a list of supported languages and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is also the basis for new 10.04 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:
Ubuntu Studio https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/10.04release_notes
To Get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
To download Ubuntu 10.04, or obtain CDs, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 9.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 10.04 LTS via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
Users of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS may wish to wait for 10.04.1 LTS, due in July 2010, before upgrading.
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:
Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:
#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
Ubuntu Netbook Edition on ARM
The ARM optimised variant of Ubuntu Netbook Edition comes with a lightweight application selection tailored specifically for ARM deployments, including a web-based office and mail solution and a launcher that works with and without graphics acceleration.
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Originally sent to the ubuntu-announce Mailing List by Steve Langasek on Thu Apr 29 18:24:24 BST 2010