Subject: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1 released
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:32:05 -0700
Sender: Steve Langasek
to: ubuntu-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
 

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Ubuntu
10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) Desktop, Server, and Netbook editions and of
Ubuntu 10.04 Server for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon’s EC2.
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.
 

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop and Netbook Editions continue the trend of
ever-faster boot speeds, with improved startup times and a streamlined,
smoother boot experience.
 

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition provides even better integration of the
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, with its install-time cloud setup.
 

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server for UEC and EC2 brings the power and stability of
the Ubuntu Server Edition to cloud computing, whether you’re using Amazon
EC2 or your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.
 

The Ubuntu 10.04 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu
Studio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status today.
 

Desktop features
—————-
 

Social from the start: We now feature built-in integration with Twitter,
identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
 

New Design: Cleaner and faster boot, new notification area, new themes, new
icons, and new wallpaper bring a dramatically updated look and feel to
Ubuntu.
 

Ubuntu One: Choose any folder in your home directory to sync, choose from
millions of songs for purchase in the Ubuntu One Music store.
 

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/lucid/beta1 for details.
 

Server features
—————
 

Cloud computing: The Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud installer has been vastly
improved in order to support alternative installation topologies. UEC
components are now automatically discovered and registered, even with
complex topologies. Finally, UEC is now powered by Eucalyptus 1.6.2
codebase.
 

UEC and EC2: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS continues the tradition of official Ubuntu
Server image releases for UEC and for Amazon’s EC2, giving you everything
you need for rapid deployment of Ubuntu instances in a cloud computing
environment. UEC images, and information on running Ubuntu 10.04 on EC2, are
available at:
 

http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/beta1
 

Stability and security: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS brings many improvements over
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to keep your servers safe and secure for the next five
years, including AppArmor profiles for many key services, kernel hardening,
and an easy-to-configure firewall.
 

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More Information
—————-
You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this preview release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki. If you are new to Ubuntu, please visit:
 

http://www.ubuntu.com/
 

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s
very low volume announcement list at:
 

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

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