Ubuntu 10.10 is now available for download
After months of being under development, Canonical Ltd’s Maverick Meerkat operating system, or the Ubuntu 10.10 as it is known popularly, is finally out as a stable release. Before this release there have been three alphas, one beta and a release candidate. And as promised by Mark Shuttleworth, the much awaited Ubuntu release has been made available on this October 10th.
So what’s new with the thirteenth release of the Ubuntu distro? Well, the Ubuntu 10.10 now features the GNOME 2.32.0 desktop environment and runs on the Linux kernel 18.104.22.168 version. Apart from a new artwork, the latest Ubuntu release also gets a brand-new installer, something which we have reported in detail previously. Add to that a new, improved default theme that comes with 17 new wallpapers. And oh yes, can we forget that Ubuntu now supports gestures and multi-touch! A package of revamped applications is also included with the Linux distro along with some new ones.
All in all, the Ubuntu 10.10 looks like yet another promising release by Canonical and is sure to thrill Linux users at least with its visual appeal. The Ubuntu 10.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers and is already up for download. There is a version tailor-made for netbooks as well, although nothing for tablets as of now.
Download your copy of the software here: