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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Release Date Today: Will You Install?

If you head over to Ubuntu’s homepage you will see that a release candidate for Ubuntu 10.04 is now available for download, at the moment the proper release is not available, probably due to the problems which occurred when Ubuntu 9.10 was released.

Back in October 2009, Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) was released, however the operating system wasn’t as well received as was hoped, many of our readers reported of problems after install, regardless of whether they upgraded from an old Ubuntu install or installed from fresh.

Up until this point Ubuntu’s reputation was almost unquestionable, however we heard of many Linux fans ‘jumping ship’ to other distros.

At the moment the proper version of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has not been released, however many sites suggest that it should still arrive today, if and when it arrives we will keep you posted, in the mean time feel free to answer any of the questions below.

Have you installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx released candidate? If, so are you having any problems? Will you upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 as soon as the release version is available? Have you lost faith in Ubuntu and stuck with an older version such as 8.04, 8.10 or 9.04?

Source: SoftSailor


  • JC Riveros

    The live upgrade went bad and I have spent all day trying to solve this. Apparently is an issue with the ATI Drivers. I have tried several alternative install methods like USB & CDs with the same result. Every time I got a black screen without any chance to do anything. So I am going back to 9.10 🙁

  • Bob

    Tried updating in-place, got errors and a corrupted install that wouldn't boot. Burned a 10.04 DVD on another machine and tried starting up off that, went from the startup messages to a graybar screen. Put a Karmic DVD in and reloaded from that, back running without problems.

  • nasty1

    My upgrade to 10.04 from 9.10 went beautifully, even fixed some minor ,however annoying wifi issues. On the other hand, a friend who had been won over to gnu/linux with 9.10 recieved a fatal error when upgrading from the repositories that complettly crashed his system, he then tried a live cd and got the same fatal error. Unfrunately , I am not alot of help since I am pretty much a noob aswell and only helpfull on problems i have had myself.

  • norman desrosier

    while upgrading from karmic to lucid the computer froze at installing the upgrades 33 min left it got stuck at : found linux image: /boot/vmlinu2- generic

  • Owen

    Ok, did as I said and installed this on a DELL inspiron e1505. Overall I'm pleased with what I have now but Canonical has NOT made a mainstream-ready OS yet at least as far as the installation experience goes.

    First issue was a hiccup on rebooting after install. It seems that maybe the OS popped out the install CD before everything was done reading and I got a series of errors like:

    end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector xxxxxxxxx

    The fix wasn't that difficult (just hit return to continue) but that's still a roadblock for Joe Mainstream who isn't used to command line.

    The other issue is something that it seems Canonical just WILL NOT fix no matter what. It's a chicken-and-egg issue that was my first stumbling block when trying to install Ubuntu way back in the 7.xx days. Basically, for anyone with a Broadcom wireless card, you need drivers Canonical will not package with the OS. So the conversation goes like this:
    Canonical: Great, so the solution is simple, to get your networking operational just go download the proprietary drivers….
    Me: Wait a minute, don't I need a working network to download?
    C: Well sure, but you'll have a working network as soon as you just go download these drivers….
    M: Um, I'm telling you I can't download because…
    C: Why are you being so stubborn, just go download them already!
    M: … … nevermind.

    Now admittedly this can be worked around. Plug in a second interface with out of the box support temporarily, manually download on a different machine and use a USB stick to transfer the files, etc. But really, claiming an OS is ready for the mainstream when you need multiple NICs or other computers available just to get going… it's a bit silly and I'm amazed it's still the case.

  • bluejerry

    I clean installed Beta2 a week or two ago and must say that I was very impressed with the amount of things that just worked out of the box!

    Very impressed

  • Joe Bloe

    I’ve updated directly from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS and have had no problems, Compiz, Nvidia drivers, programs all appear exactly as they were prior to the upgrade. However I have noticed no significant gains in bootup or login times

    HP Compaq
    Intel Core2 Duo 1.8ghz
    2GB ram
    Nvidia Quadro card.

  • Owen

    I have an old laptop and moved the Windows 7 license to a new machine recently. Went to install Ubuntu a few days ago and saw the 10.04 LTS countdown timer. I see the delay is over, 10.04 LTS is now available and I'll be installing it as soon as I get home.

  • jhort

    Karmic Koala wasn't released first thing in the morning (central time) either. I don't think there is any good reason to think that the release time is associated with the problems they had with Karmic, that is unless there is an canonical source saying so.

  • THR

    Ive been waiting all day – whens it going live??

  • I have tried the release candidate on virtual box and it seems GREAT!!! I plan to update to the release version as soon as it becomes available.

  • navin

    i'm running ubuntu release candidate since last one month,
    it definitely fast and simply looks awesome.

    i had couple of problem when kernel crashed but as it was RC it was expected.
    i had submitted bugs and now i'm pretty much sure that as soon as release comes it would be far better.

    ubuntu simplicity is just great.
    and yes as soon as i see the download link,i'm downloading the complete CD and will install it on my laptop.


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