The new version – codenamed Lucid Lynx includes extended security and maintenance updates free of charge for all users for five years, instead of the 18 months included with a standard release.
Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
Why use Ubuntu?
– You try it before installing. Ubuntu comes with a LiveCD that you can be able to run without installing it on hard disk.
– Is Free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
– Installing software is too easy. With Ubuntu Software center you can select with one click which software want to install.
– You are free from viruses. You don’t have to install any other security or antivirus suite.
– Upgrades are installed automatically. You don’t need to thing about updates.
– You can use your old computer. No hardware upgrade required.
– You don’t have to defrag your hard disk. Your computer won’t get slower day by day.
– You have distro for every kind of work. Netbook version available. Kubuntu with KDE, Xubuntu, Edubuntu etc.
There are more reason why use Ubuntu that are not listed here but you can find/explore by using it.
How to upgrade Ubuntu?
To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (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 -d; 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.
Where to download Ubuntu?
I will recommend to download Ubuntu from torrent files. Is very fast and in few minutes (of course depends in your line) you can burn on a CD/DVD. Here are some mirrors:
http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop, Netbook and Server)
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/rc/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/10.04/ (Kubuntu Desktop and Netbook Remix)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/lucid/rc/ (Ubuntu Studio)
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