Ubuntu 10.04 LTS released

(Abridged from the announcement on The Fridge)

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support). Codenamed “Lucid Lynx”, 10.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

We are also pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition, which is not a long-term support release.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in the following press releases:

Desktop and Netbook editions http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-edition
Server edition http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-10.04-server-edition

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be supported for three years on desktops and five years on servers. Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition will be supported for 18 months.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu is available in 29 languages. For a list of supported languages and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:

http://people.ubuntu.com/~dpm/ubuntu-10.04-translation-stats.html

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is also the basis for new 10.04 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu:

Kubuntu http://kubuntu.org/news/10.04-lts-release
Xubuntu http://xubuntu.org/news/10.04-release
Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/10.04-release
Mythbuntu http://mythbuntu.org/10.04/release
Ubuntu Studio https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/10.04release_notes

To Get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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To download Ubuntu 10.04, or obtain CDs, visit:

Users of Ubuntu 9.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 10.04 LTS via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

Users of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS may wish to wait for 10.04.1 LTS, due in July 2010, before upgrading.

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004overview