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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

The new Ubuntu is out. Everyone and their mother’s uncle is posting about it. I’m a mother’s uncle. I suppose I’ll post about it, too.

The folks over at Canonical have released the much anticipated Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. You can run right on over to your favorite server and grab yourself a copy right now. I’ve got mine! I downloaded Kubuntu 64 bit. Oh boy!

This is an LTS version too, folks. Good stuff! LTS = long term support. If you’ve been wanting to give Ubuntu a try, now’s really a good time. The Ubuntu gang have been working diligently on this version. It promises to be faster, sleeker, steadier, prettier, and just plain gooder than previous versions. Like the laundry soap folks learned a long time ago, the words “new” and “improved” can really sell some product.

You know a few years ago a group by the name of Queensryche did a really great song called Silent Lucidity. Here it is for your listening pleasure while you’re downloading Ubuntu. You are downloading it by now, right? Aww… c’mon. What are you waiting for? Christmas? Anyway, check out Queensryche at Youtube:

There you go… music to download by. Think of it as a public service from Nocturnal Slacker and Lockergnome.com. We aim to please.

So, about this Ubuntu… I downloaded the Kubuntu (with KDE desktop environment) version because I want to try KDE 4 again. Many of you who know me or have read my rambling here and elsewhere may remember that  my hot and steamy love affair with KDE went into the toilet when 4 came out. I’ve yet to get a stable installation of KDE 4 working on Slackware, Mandriva, CentOS, or Arch Linux. I’m not happy about it. I thought maybe Ubuntu can get it right with 4.4. We’ll see. I’ll probably plow my Mandriva partition under and plant Kubuntu there… maybe later this weekend.

Hey! Did you hear? Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier has Seven Reasons to Upgrade to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Don’t short change the Zonker now… read all seven. They’re pretty good reasons… except for reason #4, maybe. That just might be me, though. This crotchety ol’ geek don’t care about that social web stuff… Skitter, SpaceNook, and carp like that. If it’s your thing though, go for it!

Speaking of space… Did you know that even in the deepest space the temperature is still a couple degrees above absolute zero (-273.15 Celcius). Cool, huh? It’s because of the remnant heating caused by the background radiation left over from the Big Bang. Now you know.

Enjoy your new Ubuntu! I now leave you with this…

~Eric