After seeing Ara Pulido over on planet.ubuntu remind everyone that Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 is heading our merry way next Thursday, i thought what better way to prepare myself than to share with you the features and changes you can expect to see land in this initial release….

What’s Coming In Alpha 1? 
The short answer is nothing that exciting that you’ll notice.

  • Plymouth will be included, replacing the initial USplash boot.
  • AppArmor developments
  • New Default Applications – we’ll see PiTiVi included and The GIMP gone.
  • A New Kernel – Kernel 2.6.32 has been chosen for Lucid
  • Default Filesystem will be ext4 for Lucid
  • Default Bootloader will remain grub2
  • CheckBox may perform performance tests to see if the system is running OK
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