Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”

By | 2010/05/04

I know I’m a few days behind, but I finally upgraded this morning to 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” LTS release. So far my impression is that it is very well polished and has a professional look. I’m not referring to the “purple vs brown” change in look, but the overall polish of the interfaces and integration of tools.

I did a fresh installation, which took a little bit longer than I remember previous versions taking, but it wasn’t bad. The introductory slideshow was nice as well. I can definitely see that as aimed toward new, non-technical adopters.

I’m impressed to see the Ubuntu One integration into many of the applications. I’ve long been a “cloud user”, but usually those “clouds” are my own file servers stretched out here and there. It is nice to see Ubuntu One so seamlessly integrated into the applications so I don’t really have to think about it.

I hope to have some new posts here coming up soon. I’d love to hear your thoughts and impressions on the new release as well. Drop by, leave a comment and tell us what you think!

7 thoughts on “Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”

  1. Eric Miller

    I did a clean install instead of an upgrade this time. It was nice to have everything work “out of the box” on my Acer Aspire One netbook! The webcam, WiFi, suspend, and hibernate worked without tweaking scripts or compiling source. Still trying to get used to the close/min/max on the left instead of the right. Not sure if I’ll stick with the change or not.

    I had to fiddle around a bit to get usb_creator to work. It wouldn’t format the USB stick. I had to use gparted. Once it was properly formated usb_creator recognized it.

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  2. Bruce H

    I did the upgrade on my workstation, as I usually do. I was pleasantly surprised to find no major difficulties this time around. Very impressive.

    I didn’t get the slide show, though. Maybe I should create a new user just to see it. 🙂

    I did do a fresh install on my Dell Mini. The wifi driver didn’t work out of the box, but a little fiddling around fixed it and now it’s working perfectly.

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  3. David

    I have just upgraded to 10.04 Lucid, but where is Acroread? I have followed the instructions in this thread, but Acroread has gone. Any ideas?

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  4. Ian Clarke

    I upgraded from Karmic to Lucid on my SONY VAIO laptop and found it to be a very simple operation. I was very pleased with the general feel and speed of the new distro but due to user error I needed to do a complete fresh install which I found very quick and simple. The whole experience was easy and very user friendly. Well done to all those involved with this version, I am extremely impressed with Ubuntu and looking forward to newer versions to see what improvements they will bring.

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  5. Akash

    I have a few queries with regards to 10.04 upgrade

    1) Can I upgrade directly from Jaunty to Lucid??
    2) I want to ensure that all my previous preferences/shortcuts are saved.
    Is this possible??
    3) Is there any theme out there which will switch the Min/Max?close button to the Right top corner. [I use too may different PC’s during a day and don’t want to alter my natural mouse instincts.]

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  6. Nick

    I’ve just upgraded to Opera 10.53 on the newest Ubuntu and now it won’t connect :S

    Any suggestions?

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  7. Arun

    @ Akash
    1) Nope
    2) go to your home folder and backup all the hidden files. Install 10.4 and then overlay these hidden files.
    3) The above step will take your custom themes as well which can be used in 10.4

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