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Issue 5: Totally Lucid

This time we tour some highlights of the Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" release, such as the Me menu, the Ubuntu One music shop, and the Quickly development framework. We also talk to Canonical's new COO and check out some dandy desktop apps.

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Table of Contents


  • Welcome to Ubuntu User: The end of the world is always the beginning of a new age. By Marcel Gagné
  • Who We All Are: Jono explains how the Ubuntu 10.04 release raises the bar on usability and design. By Jono Bacon
  • What's New in Ubuntu 10.04: The latest Ubuntu release is a Long Term Support edition, so the developers paid special attention to stability, but you'll also find some great new tools and lots of visual enhancements. By Kristian Kißling
  • Meet Matt Asay: Canonical's new Chief Operating Officer Matt Asay talks about goals and the path ahead. By Amber Graner


  • Elgg: Marcel shows how to create your own social networking site using the open source Elgg framework. By Marcel Gagné
  • Lucid Lynx Boot: Viewing the Ubuntu boot process with a developer's eye. By Scott James Remnant
  • Me Menu: Manage your chat and social networking accounts from a convenient desktop menu. By Marc Köstner and Kristian Kißling
  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Dave Phillips takes a look around the Ubuntu One online music shop. By Dave Phillips
  • Ground Control: We'll show you how to integrate Ubuntu's Launchpad service with your desktop. By Nathan Willis


  • GRUB 2: The rebuilt GRUB bootloader brings better automation and prettier backgrounds. By Andreas Bohle
  • Acire: Charge up your code with pre-built Python snippets. By Jono Bacon
  • Quickly: Get a head start on coding with this innovative programming tool. By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
  • Kontact: Get Connected to KDE's personal information suite. By Bruce Byfield
  • Launchpad: Find your way around Ubuntu's code hosting service. By Jono Bacon
  • Answerbuntu: Answers for your Ubuntu questions. By Mike Basinger


  • New in OOo 3.2: Password protection, new chart types, and more in the latest OpenOffice suite. By Jacqueline Rahemipour
  • Task Coach: A simple and sensible task tracker. By Vincze-Áron Szabó
  • Tobu: Get organized with this personal information app. By Dmitri Popov
  • GCstart: Manage your collectibles with the GCstart collections manager. By Anthony Dean
  • Calibre: Build an e-book and organize your electronic library. By Frank Wieduwilt

Discovery Guide

If you are new to Ubuntu, these tutorials will help you put the cat in the bag:

  • Email Privacy: Tips for securing your email. By James Stanger
  • Mouse Control: Setting preferences and installing useful utilities. By Dmitri Popov
  • Terminal Time: Convenient command-line tools. By Heike Jurzik
  • Scripting: Useful text-processing scripts. By Æleen Frisch

On the DVD

  • Lucid Lynx double-sided DVD: Ubuntu 10.04 & Kubuntu 10.04

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