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Ubuntu has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, code name "Lucid Lynx"

Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, code name "Lucid Lynx":

"Welcome to Lucid Lynx Alpha 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. New features: updated packages, Linux kernel 2.6.32, KDE 4.4 RC1; full removal of the HAL package, making Ubuntu faster to boot and faster to resume from suspend; Likewise Open package, which provides Active Directory authentication and server support for Linux, has been updated to version 5.4; improved support for NVIDIA proprietary graphics drivers; new features for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud...."

Read the release announcement and release notes for further information and known issues. Download (SHA256): lucid-desktop-i386.iso (668MB, lucid-desktop-amd64.iso (677MB).

Also released today were 10.04 alpha 2 CD or DVD images for Kubuntu (download, release notes), Xubuntu (download), Edubuntu (download) and Mythbuntu (download).

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Alpha 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Lucid development cycle. The Alpha images are
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Lucid. You can download it here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu)
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu ARM)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Xubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Mythbuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/lucid/alpha2 for
information on changes in Ubuntu.

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs. For a
list of known bugs (that you don't need to report if you encounter), please


If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Lucid, have a look at the lucid-changes mailing list:


We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list
if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of
approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other
interesting events.


Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:


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Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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