Ubuntu 10.10 now available for download
I suspect if you’re interested in installing Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on your netbook, notebook, desktop, or tablet computer, you already know this, but Canonical officially launched the latest version of its popular Linux-based operating system right on schedule today.
Ubuntu 10.10 features a and other devices with small displays. It also features , as well integration with the service for backing up files and data and streaming media files over the internet.
* Linux Kernel 2.6.35
Improved CPU power savings and turbo support..
Improved GPU power management.
Network code optimizations (RPS/RFS) for multicore CPUs.
Defragmentation of working memory.
Direct I/O support for Btrfs file system.
Improved scalability (BKL eliminations).
Support for EDAC on Core i7 and Xeon CPUs.
Hundred of driver updates and additions.
The GNOME base platform has been updated to the current 2.32 versions. This particularly includes the new dconf and gsettings API.
Evolution was updated to the 2.30 version, which operates much faster compared to the version in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Shotwell has replaced F-Spot as the default photo manager.
Gwibber has been updated to support the recent change in Twitter's authentication system, as well as changing the back end storage to improve performance.
The Sound Indicator has been enhanced to include music player controls.
The Ubuntu Software Center has an updated look and feel, including the new "Featured" and "What's New" views for showcasing applications, an improved package description view, and a "For Purchase" software category has been added. You can also now easily access your package installation history too.
Ubuntu One: Polished desktop integration with new sign up and sign in process. Tighter integration with Ubuntu SSO. Nautilus enhancements for managing folder sync preferences. Faster file sync speed. Share links to music within the Ubuntu One Music Store.
The new Unity interface is now the default in Ubuntu Netbook Edition.
The latest KDE Software. KDE Platform, Workspaces and Applications have been updated to version 4.5.1.
The Desktop and Netbook images have been merged into a single image featuring both the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook workspaces. The appropriate workspace for your machine will be launched at login, you can also change the workspace in System Settings.
Plasma Netbook now sports the Global Menu by default.
The new KDE bluetooth application collection Bluedevil is now installed by default.
Pulseaudio is the default sound server to match other Ubuntu variants.
KPackageKit updates bring a faster backend and an updated UI that provides a new Categories page, and new features such as a backup/restore tool for the list of installed packages.
Kubuntu's installer (Ubiquity) now has an updated look and layout. Install starts after partitioning making it a quicker experience.
Qapt-batch now replaces install-package as the update/batch-installer utility
Qt 4.7 support.
Qt Webkit 2.0 (open source web browser engine) support.
Xfce4 was updated to the current 4.6.2 release. This fixes many of the bugs and updates the programs used in Xubuntu.
New default applications: Parole (Xfce4 Media Player) replaced Totem Movie Player, Xfburn (Xfce4 CD/DVD burning tool) replaced Brassero, and xfce4-taskmanager (Xfce4 process manager) replaced Gnome-Task-Manager.
In addition to all the sames changes as Ubuntu, Edubuntu now includes Gnome Nanny. Gnome Nanny provides parental controls in Edubuntu. There is new wallpaper included ( periodic table breakout). Also, OEM Install mode is now available.