Announced by Mark Shuttleworth on the 22nd of September, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
(codename Lucid Lynx) will be released next year, on April 29th. As you will notice, this is the first time in the history of Ubuntu when the development team changes the release cycle... from six Alphas and one Beta as we were used with, to three Alphas and two Beta releases. This also means that there will be fewer releases in the development cycle of Ubuntu, only six, compared with eight releases until the final version. Without any further introduction, let's have a look at the release schedule: December 10th, 2009
- Alpha 1 release; January 14th, 2010
- Alpha 2 release; February 25th, 2010
- Alpha 3 release;
March 18th, 2010
- Beta 1 release; April 8th, 2010
- Beta 2 release; April 22nd, 2010
- Release Candidate; April 29th, 2010
- Final release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
For the Lucid Lynx, the development team will focus their efforts on quality and stability! The main plans are to make Ubuntu 10.04 a bug-free operating system and bring quality improvements to the user interface, boot and installation experience and top-notch hardware support. Another essential goal for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) will be to improve the startup speed to a 10-second boot!
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be the 12th release of the Ubuntu operating system. But, until then, we have another version that should catch our attention and invade our computers, Ubuntu 9.10 (dubbed Karmic Koala), which will be released on October 29th.
Make sure that you visit our website regularly, starting with December 3rd, when the first alpha will be released, as our hard-working people, here at the Softpedia Labs, will do a full coverage of the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS development process. About Ubuntu:
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