The Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” Alpha 1 is released on 10 December 2009 and available for download.
In addition to their six-monthly stable releases and their daily development builds, they also make regular testing releases during the development cycle. With just a few spare minutes, you can provide valuable feedback on a test release and help polish and stabilise. Please see the Ubuntu Testing page for more information on how to test and report back. Links to the test release downloads can be found on the pages listed below.
Welcome to Lucid Lynx Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Pre-releases of Lucid are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and
those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.
Alpha 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Lucid development cycle. The Alpha images are
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Lucid. You can download it here:
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/lucid/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu ARM)
See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.
Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/lucid/alpha1 for
information on changes in Ubuntu.