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Lucid Alpha 1 – Fewer Games, Installer Changes, Impatient Friendly

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 was released late last week and although very little cosmetically has changed, we’ve pointed out the obvious changes below.

Update The Installer

The Ubiquity installer comes with one notable change in Alpha 1 ” an update button! This allows the installer to update itself prior to installation of Ubuntu, fixing any nasty bugs or issues and possibly updating the slide-show in light of changes or tweaks.


Download Skip

The installer now allows a user to skip the downloading of updates, language packs and other junk during installation.

Fewer Games

We told you a few months back that Lucid would be shipping with less games and Alpha 1 sticks to this by scaling down the included set to just a choice of five fiendishly puzzling selections!



The Software Centre gains some nicer-looking breadcrumb buttons.



A new application sat in the System Tools menu is Byubo, which adds some stat info to the bottom of the terminal window.



Windows that run as root (sudo) now have a “as super-user” appendage to the title bar.