View Full Version : Ubuntu 10.04 release today
04-29-2010, 01:15 PM
I have been waiting for the latest release of Ubuntu to arrive, as a newbie to Linux, it sounds like it will have some useful features and reading around and taking advice I decided that I wanted to try Ubuntu. This new version uses the latest linux kernel and latest Gnome, plus extra desktop features, in the words of Nick Farrell "It comes with social notworking integration because, unlike other Linux users, Ubuntu users often have friends." That made me laugh...not that i have any social network myself, but it is nice to have options..
My computer has nvidia graphics cards, and this version of ubuntu has "improved support for Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers, while switching to the open source Nvidia graphics driver, nouveau, by default. ", so that was appealing to me.
So today I am waiting to start the download, but of course USA is 8 hrs behind, so I have to wait longer it seems. Maybe after tea...
I suppose it will show up as the download button (that is currently for 9.10) on the main ubuntu.com website as soon as the stable version is available?
There seems to have been some problem with some bug in X-Server, not that I have any idea what that means, but I am wondering if the release will be delayed? Or what time usually on release date does it become available for download?
04-29-2010, 05:34 PM
The announcement arrived when in Europe it was late afternoon so you can start downloading, of course if you can find a fast mirror! :razz:
04-29-2010, 06:04 PM
I am now downloading from the UK mirror ...for last few hours...42% here with 1hr 36mins remaining...to be fair, my own internet connection here is only 1mbps...so its going well.
04-29-2010, 08:36 PM
I am running last Beta for 3 months now. It has many MAC OS features. Since it has many "features" it is much slower and has large footprint. Time will tell how stable it is.
04-30-2010, 06:07 AM
Just in case it is relevant, as you mentioned the beta version ran slow, there was a bug, that was making it run slower and slower over time.
The GRUB bug was the second problem found in Ubuntu 10.04 this week. A "major" X-Server memory leakage bug that "causes the computer to get slower and slower over time" was identified Monday and fixed.
It may not have been that of course, I cant say as I have no experience of it yet, but because of what i read, what you said rang a bell and I just thought it may be worth mentioning as you said you had experienced a speed problem
04-30-2010, 10:18 AM
Much appreciate your comment. I didn't have much time to spend on forums, so I didn't know about the leak. Memory leak is a condition where once an application is stopped, RAM should be switched off. With memory leak, this is not happening and so more and more RAM is used to a point where the system goes down. Windows was fames for that.
I will make time to check the forums on this.
05-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Used Kubuntu (Ubuntu with kde) some time ago....but I am a little disappointed now because it is VERY slow....even on medium pc`s
05-13-2010, 08:02 PM
Just to report back on how it has gone trying out the new Ubuntu 10.04. I really like it, I have not had any speed problem, in fact the opposite, have been really impressed by how fast everything works. Booting up is almost instantaneous compared to my old windows xp. I like certain things about it, things like the software center makes life really easy, no more trawling the net for a program only to find it comes with a bundle of adware. I have mainly been using Gimp for graphics and being used only to photoshop I havent found anything yet I cant do in Gimp that I could in PS, so thats great. I also recently installed windows 7 which i also like, but it is still slower to load than Ubuntu, faster than xp, and i have put both as a dual boot, which as Ubuntu is so quick to boot is not a problem to switch between as and when.
I am surprised at how intuitive this Linux OS is, I kind of imagined it would be alot of command line stuff and that it would be a steep learning curve, but this version is really clear to use, everything worked out the box, all my hardware, plugged and played and so its great so far, i can see no reason why more people wouldnt use it as an alternative to windows, in fact there are a few things that are better than windows in terms of layout I think.
I think that the tune when you boot up is the beginning of the lion king theme...but i could be wrong.
Oh and also when you click on something to delete, there is no delay at all..it is just gone, unlike windows where you get asked are you sure?..are you really sure??? and then having to wait as the file gets sent to the recycle bin that sometimes seems to take forever, in Ubuntu you click delete and thats it straight away.