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[News] A Look at the Next Version of Ubuntu GNU/Linux Impresses

  • Subject: [News] A Look at the Next Version of Ubuntu GNU/Linux Impresses
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 05:01:04 +0000
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Ubuntu's Latest Alpha: 15-Second Boot Time

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| Now that Alpha 2 of Lucid Lynx is available 
| (it was posted late last week) it's easy 
| enough to install that code onto the same PC 
| test bed and measure the results. This 
| version of the Ubuntu 10.04 beta booted up in 
| -- wait for it -- 15 seconds. If you were 
| around during the days of Windows 3.1, the 
| concept of a 15-second boot time would be 
| almost unfathomable. Come to think of it, it 
| would be tough to imagine during the days of 
| Windows Vista. 


Sidux 2009-4 success: A little help from Ubuntu Lucid Alpha 2 goes a long way

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| I'll get to Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 
| later, but the "safe graphics mode" boot 
| option in that very Ubuntu live DVD helped me 
| figure out how to get Sidux 2009-04 to boot 
| on my Intel 82830 CGC (aka Intel 830m) 
| graphics-running Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101.
| Over the course of two computing sessions I 
| experienced both the Alpha 2 of the upcoming 
| Ubuntu LTS release as well as the Sidux take 
| on Debian Sid, circa early last year, both of 
| which I've wanted to do in order to "plan" 
| this laptop's future when I decide to leave 
| Debian Lenny behind.


Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 Alpha 2: First impressions on 'difficult' hardware

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| Ubuntu Lucid isn't even in the beta stage, 
| let alone a release-candidate or fully baked 
| release, and on my hardware it's looking 
| very, very good. I'm no fan of free-software 
| hyperbole, but Ubuntu Lucid really does look 
| like the best Ubuntu LTS release ever, and 
| I'm anxious to see it at release time in 
| April.



Second Lucid Lynx alpha said to offer 15-second start-ups

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| The second alpha of Ubuntu 10.06 boasts 15-
| second boot-time, says an industry report.
| Meanwhile, the Ubuntu project posted a
| controversial survey about which proprietary
| apps might be considered for inclusion with
| the distro, and Canonical announced a
| support plan for IBM's Ubuntu/Lotus "Smart
| Work" cloud distribution.


Updates Coming For Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS

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| To be worked on for Ubuntu Server 10.04
| Alpha 3 is migrating from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL
| 5.1, an upgrade to Eucalyptus 1.6.2,
| PHP/Python/Perl libraries for Amazon's cloud
| computing platform, integrating Puppet and
| Etckeeper, boothooks and user based
| configuration for UEC/EC2, and various QA
| improvements.


Ubuntu books span Koala and Lynx distros

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| Sams Publishing has published a 2010 version
| of its book Ubuntu Unleashed for Karmic
| Koala and Lucid Lynx releases. The publisher
| also launched an Ubuntu Linux Starter Kit
| combination book and boxed distribution, and
| has updated A Practical Guide to Linux
| Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming.


Whatâs Coming In Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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| Now that Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is out
| and stable I thought I would look into what
| is on the horizon for the next release of
| Ubuntu. There are a lot of questions that I
| have about the next release and I have found
| some solid answers, rumors and a lot of
| speculation as to what the next release will
| have.
| Ubuntu has committed to have a regular
| release schedule. I came across a lot of
| mixed feelings about this idea/concept. Some
| people feel that this regular release gets
| in the way of how users see the
| distribution. Some users like to be on the
| edge of technology and what the developers
| have made for the release. Once people get
| used to that release it is about time for
| another release that uses new ideas and
| concepts.


Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2 brings Pitivi, panel changes

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| The Ubuntu development community announced
| today the availability of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha
| 2, a new prerelease of the next major version
| of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. This alpha
| is the first Ubuntu release to completely omit
| HAL, a Linux hardware abstraction layer that
| is being deprecated in favor of DeviceKit.


Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2

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| The Ubuntu developers have announced the
| availability of the second alpha release of
| Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, code named "Lucid Lynx".
| The latest development milestone is the
| second of three planned alpha releases,
| which will be followed by two beta releases
| and then a release candidate.


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 Has Plymouth

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| A few minutes ago, the Ubuntu development
| team unleashed the second alpha version of
| the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
| operating system, due for release in late
| April this year. As usual, we've downloaded
| a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-
| date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu
| 10.04 LTS development.


Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL

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| "HAL" unfortunately isn't the heinous
| supercomputer from Kubrick's film 2001, but
| Ubuntu's Hardware Abstraction Layer between
| Ubuntu's hardware and software. It has now
| disappeared entirely from the current
| Ubuntu 10.04 test version, it's function
| being taken over among other things by
| DeviceKit. The advantage to this, according
| to the official announcement, is that
| Ubuntu has a faster boot and startup from
| hibernate time.


Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Benchmarks With Early Fedora 13 Numbers

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| Overall, there are both good and bad
| performance improvements for Ubuntu 10.04
| LTS Alpha 2 in relation to Ubuntu 9.10.
| Most of the negative regressions are
| attributed to the EXT4 file-system losing
| some of its performance charm. With using a
| pre-alpha snapshot of Fedora 13 and the
| benchmark results just being provided for
| reference purposes, we will hold off on
| looking into greater detail at this next
| Red Hat Linux update until it matures. You
| can run your own tests though if you wish
| using our open-source Phoronix Test Suite
| benchmarking platform.


What's Coming In Lucid Alpha 2?

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| The second Alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04
| Lucid Lynx is due for release next Thursday
| (14th January) but what can you expect to
| find inside it?

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