A new look for Ubuntu in Lucid Lynx

A new look for Ubuntu in Lucid Lynx

Summary: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be released later this week and includes a new look for the distribution, which can be seen in this sneak peek of the release candidate

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  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx is slated for release later this week and arrives as the harbinger of a new look for the distribution. ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Australia has installed the release candidate to give you a peek.

    Booting up: An updated Plymouth-based splash screen welcomes users to Lucid Lynx upon start-up — unless one is making use of an Intel-based graphics chip, in which case you get the regular Linux boot screen, but thankfully a fix is only a search engine query away.

  • Installation: The install procedure has received the new Ubuntu look and is the first sight of the windows icon's move to the left and new dark theme that the distribution sports.

  • Password strength: The installer now provides feedback on password strength and the option to encrypt the user's home directory in one place. If you wish to shoot for a strong password, be prepared to insert numbers, symbols and capital letters.

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Topics: Servers, Operating Systems

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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