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Ubuntu 10.4 lives up to the hype

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I realize over the last couple of months I have been just as guilty of hyping up Ubuntu 10.4 as every other person in the media. Did it stand up to what was promised? From my perspective it not only stood up to it, it surpassed the hype.

The Good

With Ubuntu 10.4 there is a lot of good and it begins with the installer. One of the issues I’ve had with Live CDs is that a new-to-Linux user has trouble understanding the concept of the live CD. Ubuntu has solved this by not really stressing the “live CD” aspect. Instead they have a bootable CD that, upon boot, right away presents you with two options:

Try out Ubuntu
Install Ubuntu

It can’t get any clearer than this. No more will new users load up a live CD and wonder why there is an Install icon on the desktop. This is just one more step towards that user-friendly Nirvana that all OS developers are searching for.

More good?

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