Ubuntu Lucid Lynx makes a debut

Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx, Apple slams Flash in an open letter and more in this week's Roundup

We took the release candidate version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx, for a spin this week to give you a preview of the new OS. The official version of the popular Linux distribution was released overnight.

The saga surrounding the lost iPhone prototype continues, with police searching the Gizmodo editor's home and seizing his computers. The person who found the device and sold it to Gizmodo has also been identified.

Apple has taken the battle over Flash a step further by publicly trashing the technology. In an open letter, Jobs explained why Apple is against supporting Flash on the iPhone, calling it outdated and unstable.

Google, on the other hand, has confirmed that the next version of Android 2.2 will support Flash. On a different note, the company is also updating its Native Client with OpenGL ES 2.0.

The final version of Office 2010, available to consumers in June, won't be much different to the current public beta, apart from some minor tweaks to Outlook. Surprisingly, the Word and PowerPoint co-authoring features won't be available in the web-based version of Office, which is also due out in June.

This week in feature articles, we looked at more great Firefox extensions and how to get the most out of your IT training.

Posted by Lana Kovacevic