Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick ) Release Candidate released and download link included
source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable for testing by any user.Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition and Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition continue to focus on delivering cutting edge technologies, while preserving a crisp and clean user-focused experience.
Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition provides even better integration of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud and other key features such as: Hadoop, Web2.0
workloads, and hypervisor technologies.
Ubuntu 10.10 Server for UEC and EC2 brings the power and stability of the Ubuntu Server Edition to cloud computing, whether you're using
Amazon EC2 or your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.
Ubuntu Desktop features
The GNOME base platform has been updated to the current 2.32 versions.This includes the new dconf and gsettings API.Evolution was updated to the 2.30.3 version, which operates much faster than 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, and an improved package description view. You can now easily access your package installation history, too.
New Design: The boot process is cleaner and faster. New themes, new icons, and new wallpaper bring a dramatically updated look and feel to Ubuntu.
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.
Ubuntu Server features
Cloud computing: The configurable initialization process for Ubuntu Server cloud images (cloud-init) has gained new features in Maverick Beta, including pluggable hooks, ebsmount, ext4 support, and new stanzas in the cloud-config format. Cloud image instances can now manage their own kernel and upgrade kernels with apt. This is done by using pv-grub,
provided by Amazon.
Ubuntu Netbook features
The new Unity interface is now the default in Ubuntu Netbook Edition. It includes places for launching applications and browsing files, semantic search through the usage of zeitgeist, optimizing vertical space with a global menu bar and maximizing application by default. A launcher is also available for keeping and dealing with mostly used applications.
All favorites from UNE lucid or gnome panel items and desktop shortcuts are automatically transitioned to the launcher on first run.
In addition to that, the date and time indicator now has a real calendar widget and is included by default. Evolution is now performing a special
mode more suited for netbook screen size.
The standard photo management application has been switched to Shotwell and UNE comes will all goodness of the Desktop Edition too.UNE needs graphical driver acceleration to be able to run. Otherwise,you should be warned about missing them and will be logout and proposed to run standard ubuntu desktop session.
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