Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things I love about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

The things I Love and Hate about the new Ubuntu 10.0.4 Lucid Lynx.
  • GNOME 2.30
This is the final 2.x release before the major upgrade to 3. This will be the last time you will see the GNOME 2.X in Ubuntu flavor. For me it is fantastic. GNOME 3 will be a graceful successor to GNOME 2.x. In fact, I can promise that GNOME 3 will succeed where KDE 4 failed — in being a useful desktop upgrade right out of the starting gate.

  • HAL begone
Ubuntu 10.04 has done away with HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) during the boot process. This means that 10-second boot time has finally arrived. Hence the 10 second booting can be achieved in a charming way. The removal of HAL also drastically speeds up resume-from-suspend times for those of you in laptop land.