ArsTechnica: "The Linux platform has evolved considerably in the two years that have passed since he set that goal, and Ubuntu 10.04, which was officially released last week, offers us an opportunity to evaluate the progress that Canonical and the Ubuntu community have made in their collaborative pursuit of Shuttleworth's ambitious vision.
The new version of Ubuntu is codenamed Lucid Lynx, and is a long-term support (LTS) release, which means that package updates will be available for an extended duration. Typical Ubuntu versions get 18 months of updates, but LTS releases are supported for three years on desktop computers and five years on servers.
This is Ubuntu's chance to prove itself as a worthy contender for the mainstream desktop. In this in-depth review, we will take a close look at some of the new features and attempt to determine if Lucid Lynx purrs or growls."