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).