Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 features...What will be the changes?

Ubuntu going to release the latest version.So let us see what all are the changes which are going to took place!.The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer.

Ubuntu 10.04 is having many change from ubuntu 9.10.In this post I would like to post about the changes that is going to occur in 10.04!One feature that has attracted lots of attention lately is that of boot and shutdown times. Most OS manufacturers want to close down the gap between the start/stop experience of a PC and that of other electronic devices,such as a TV, for example. Google was probably the most explicit and aggressive, targeting a 7 second startup time with Google Chrome OS (which by the way is Linux based). Both Windows and Ubuntu keep trying to reduce their startup and shutdown times.Ubuntu 10.04 has bootup in my computer within 10 seconds,and that was really great speed!.

Introducing New Games

I can’t say I know anyone who became an Ubuntu user because of its games.But those people who likes only to use free software and likes to play games,it will be useful for them. All the same, if you’re a fan of titles like Nibbles or GNU Chess, you’ll have to install them yourself in Lucid, since the suite of GNOME games shipped by default has been substantially reduced. Ubuntu 10.04 comes with only five games, down from about a dozen in previous releases.

On the other hand, a new game, gbrainy, has been added.

Yahoo! search by default

In January, Canonical announced that the default search engine in Firefox on new Lucid systems would be Yahoo! Fortunately, those of us who resent the abuse of punctuation can restore the previous default, Google, with a few clicks.

Personally, I’d started to forget Yahoo! existed. Thanks to Canonical for reminding me.

Goodbye, GIMP!

In a move that received slightly more publicity than the other changes outlined in this post, Canonical decided to remove the GIMP image editor from the application stack in Lucid, with the logic that other programs provide the minimal image-manipulation functionality required by average users.But I don't like to say goodbye to GIMP because I use gimp for many purpose,and so I prefer not to leave GIMP.

That means it’s time to get to know F-Spot for your redeye-removal needs.

Hai to Gwibber

As of Lucid, the microblogging client Gwibber comes bundled with Ubuntu. It supports a number of protocols, including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook, allowing users to read and post status messages from one centralized desktop location. The social networkers in the audience should be well pleased.
Simple Scan for scanning

For as long as I can remember, Ubuntu came with XSane installed for scanning documents. While XSane was a solid application, its interface screamed “1999!” as loudly as that of its website.

Lucid introduces Simple Scan, an application built on the same backend as XSane, but with a much prettier and more familiar GTK+ interface. Users can now scan documents without feeling like they’re using some arcane version of Red Hat.

I hope their are some more changes in Ubuntu 10.04 and also hope that the changes will helpful to the users.
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History and development process of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a fork of the Debian project's code base.The original aim was to release a new version of Ubuntu every six months, resulting in a more frequently updated system. Ubuntu's first release was on October 20, 2004.

Ubuntu releases are timed about one month after GNOME releases.In contrast to other forks of Debian, which extensively use proprietary and closed source add-ons, Ubuntu uses primarily free (libre) software, making an exception only for some proprietary hardware drivers.

Ubuntu packages are based on packages from Debian's unstable branch: both distributions use Debian's deb package format and package management tools (APT and Synaptic). Debian and Ubuntu packages are not necessarily binary compatible with each other, however, and sometimes .deb packages may need to be rebuilt from source to be used in Ubuntu.Many Ubuntu developers are also maintainers of key packages within Debian. Ubuntu cooperates with Debian by pushing changes back to Debian,although there has been criticism that this doesn't happen often enough. In the past, Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, has expressed concern about Ubuntu packages potentially diverging too far from Debian Sarge to remain compatible.Before release, packages are imported from Debian Unstable continuously and merged with Ubuntu-specific modifications. A month before release, imports are frozen, and packagers then work to ensure that the frozen features interoperate well together.

Ubuntu is currently funded by Canonical Ltd.. On July 8, 2005, Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd. announced the creation of the Ubuntu Foundation and provided an initial funding of US$10 million. The purpose of the foundation is to ensure the support and development for all future versions of Ubuntu. Mark Shuttleworth describes the foundation as an "emergency fund" (in case Canonical's involvement ends).

Ubuntu 8.04, released on April 24, 2008, is the current Long Term Support (LTS) release. Canonical releases LTS versions every two years, with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (release number subject to change) scheduled as the next LTS version in 2010.The current regular release, Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), was released on October 29, 2009.

On March 12, 2009, Ubuntu announced developer support for 3rd party cloud management platforms, such as for those used at Amazon EC2.