Radiance theme ” light theme” for ubuntu 10.04 beta 1
Looks really good, also, their some reported bugs about this theme. please if you got any problem or any kind of crashes report it so the ubuntu community able to fix it on next release. enjoy it.
Already reviewed ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 here, as you will see in this post a big difference between ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 and beta 1 version, New default theme that mentioned on ubuntu fresh look post ….
this is the hardware specification used to run this version of ubuntu 10.04
- 1 core processor 2.1 Ghz
- 1 GB of ram
- 12 Mb of video memory
with this hardware spec it was working great guys, so i believe if you have a decent machine it will work better.
Installation process :
Installed on Virtual machine “sun virtualbox”
First Boot after completing the installation
“Close, minimize, maximize” button in the left side of the title bar
More option added to right click menu for sharing to ubuntu one, moving to and copy to even it’s a file or folder
Pitivi default video editor
New look for Ubuntu software center
Yahoo is the default search engine for firefox 3.6, but it’s up to you can change it later to any other search engine
Terminal background color looks really good specially with this theme, also it’s up to you can change it later.
New menu to control your chat account what ever it’s ” pidgin or empathy” , controlling Gwibber, and ubuntu one
Gwibber works really good here , I faced many problem with using it on ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 version. but it’s working great now even it’s a development version till now.
Sound preference with better control access menu.
Overall after the installation:
It was working really good, much better than the older version “alpha 3″
Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2 will release at 8th of April, and the final version will release 29th of April.
with first installation on virtualbox with 16 mb of video memory it was working a little bit slower.
Please guys leave your feedback, try to install it in your machine and report any bugs you faced so the development community able to fix many bugs for next release.
According to ubuntu 10.04 schedule, it was released yesterday, but Steve Langasek announced that it will be delayed one more day to Friday March 19 ,
Dear developers, Owing to some late image rebuilds for a couple of critical issues that we didn't want to leave our beta users subjected to, validation of 10.04 Beta 1 is still in progress. This means that Beta 1 will not be released on Thursday, March 18 as planned; it will be released tomorrow, March 19. To help us release the beta with confidence tomorrow, please consider participating in the ISO testing today, as described at <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO>. Also, as you're going through ISO tests, please also help us fill in the blanks on <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Plymouth> so we can complete our understanding of the remaining boot-time issues affecting Beta 1 and make Beta 2 truly spectacular! Thanks, -- Steve Langasek On behalf of the Ubuntu release team
Fixed a lot of bugs since alpha 3 version, improved nvidia graphics driver, ubuntu one syncing, new themes, we reviewed in ubuntu fresh look.
Will review it as soon I done download it.
also you can Download ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 from here
And more information, mirrors Here
It’s the best way to run multiple operating systems at same time on your running operating system, in this article I will talk linux virtualization only, but some of these application I will mention works on many operating systems such as “Linux, Macintosh,Windows, …”
Virtualization not just for these operating systems only, also virtualization works on mobile and pocket PCs and I will talk about that on other article.
- Why I want to use virtual machines ?
It’s a really good way run multiple operating system at same time, I use it a lot to try new distributions release like this one I reviewed for ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 Lucid I was using sun virtual box.
Some users want to use Windows and any linux distribution on same time, not for testing, with complete installation on virtual machine.
Used to use sun virtualbox, KVM, and Virtual machine manager.
1. Sun Virtual Box
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See “About VirtualBox” for an introduction.
2. VMWare including “VMware server and player”
VMWare is a commercial virtualization platform that currently offers two free products: VMWare Player and VMWare Server (the latter with a free renewable yearly license). VMWare Player can play virtual appliances that have already been created, whereas VMWare Server (which has a broader range of features) allows the creation of virtual machines. In general, VMWare Server is recommended unless you only need to play an appliance. (Appliances will also run in VMWare Server). Users that wish to run servers (or processes) that need to be available to a network from within the virtual machine should use VMServer. If you wish to install a new OS within a virtual machine (other than in an appliance), you will need VMWare Server.
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.
The Xen® hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization, offers a powerful, efficient, and secure feature set for virtualization of x86, x86_64, IA64, ARM, and other CPU architectures. It supports a wide range of guest operating systems including Windows®, Linux®, Solaris®, and various versions of the BSD operating systems. More
QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.
When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performances.
When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native performances by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. QEMU supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, QEMU can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, and S390 guests.
6. Virtual machine manager
The “Virtual Machine Manager” application (virt-manager for short package name) is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines. It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. The detailed view graphs performance & utilization over time. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.
New fresh look for ubuntu
New themes. Logos, community logos, and boot splash coming soon with next release of ubuntu 10.04 LTS
The new style of Ubuntu is driven by the theme “Light”. We’ve developed a comprehensive set of visual guidelines and treatments that reflect that style, and are updating key assets like the logo accordingly. The new theme takes effect in 10.04 LTS and will define our look and feel for several years.
Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 “Lucid”
Using this version on virtual machine “virtual box” in low specification “only one core 2.1 Ghz , 384 MB of Ram , and 12 MB of video memory ”
The default search engine has been changed to Yahoo! The default home page will use either Google or Yahoo! depending on user setting. Alpha 3 includes the 2.6.32 kernel based on 220.127.116.11. Alpha 3 of Kubuntu features the new KDE SC 4.4. The nouveau video driver is now the default for NVIDIA hardware, this driver provides kernel mode setting, which will give improved resolution detection. We now feature built-in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
- Booting time : really good
- Become slower a little bit with live session
- Had crashes when using “Gwibber”
- Overall performance Slow, Not recommended to use it as default Operating system for this version.
- Try to install it or use live session, leave you feedback, report crashes, so they be able to fix it in next release.
Steve Langasek has announced the availability of the third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, code name “Lucid Lynx”: “Welcome to Lucid Lynx Alpha 3, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.” New features: “The default search engine has been changed to Yahoo! The default home page will use either Google or Yahoo! depending on user setting. Alpha 3 includes the 2.6.32 kernel based on 18.104.22.168. Alpha 3 of Kubuntu features the new KDE SC 4.4. The nouveau video driver is now the default for NVIDIA hardware, this driver provides kernel mode setting, which will give improved resolution detection. We now feature built-in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
release announcement and release notes for further information and known issues. Download (SHA256): lucid-desktop-i386.iso (686MB, torrent), lucid-desktop-amd64.iso (689MB, torrent). Also released today are new alpha CD/DVD images ofKubuntu (download, release notes), Xubuntu (download), Edubuntu (download),Mythbuntu (download) and Ubuntu Studio (download).