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5 ways to celebrate Ubuntu 10.04’s release

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C’mon ” hands up how many of you would love to jive it up at an Ubuntu release party but sadly don’t know anyone/live near a loco holding one?

*puts own hand up*

There are still many things you can do to join in the fun ” and not all involve firing up transmission to grab the latest and greatest release. Here are 5 ways you can mark the occasion next Thursday.

1. Show off Ubuntu

Your Mum or flat mate may pretend to be uninterested in Linux but why let that stop you showing off your newly installed/upgraded OS? You could do a boot up race: switch your laptops on at the same time and see who’s is the fastest (My money is on Ubuntu). Do the same with shutdown speeds. What about finding out who can install The GIMP the quickest?

2. Bake Cookies!

My sister ” who regular readers will know uses Ubuntu but hasn‘t a clue what an OS is ” marked last years release by baking some cookies whilst Ubuntu Karmic was installing.

Given Lucid has the fastest installation time like ever she may have to settle for something pre-packed. Even so ” here is a recipe for some Ubuntu cookies! Yum!

Photo: Ubuntu Sugar Cookies by Andrea Perotti

3. Record your first impressions on YouTube

If you’ve yet to try Ubuntu 10.04 why not record your first impressions of it a la Twilight fans and post it on the Tube of You (YouTube)? Try not to cry with joy though…

4. Explore Lucid

This may sound like a no-brainer but take some time to appreciate all the hard work that has gone into Ubuntu 10.04. Play ‘spot the differences’, hunt for improvements and changes and explore the default application set ” even if you don’t intend on using them. Sometimes we can get too used to things one way that we don’t take time to appreciate change ” so make a date with Ubuntu 10.04.

5. Stop by the OMG! Ubuntu! IRC

Yes ” shameless promotion for our very own IRC channel but on Thursday the 29th/Friday 30th you can join in the excitement with a bunch of like-minded people. I’ll certainly be in there with one or two extra surprises to make sure everyone has a rocking time…

Find us on Freenode @ #omg!ubuntu!

How will you be celebrating? What other tips would you suggest? Let everyone know below.