Sunday, Sunday, Sunday (on 10/10/10)!: Ubuntu Linux 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

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Last updated on December 10th, 2021

Timed for release on the alliterative date of October 10, 2010 (“10/10/10”) is the newest non-long-term-release version of Ubuntu Linux, version 10.10 (named “Maverick Meerkat”). This release will see several new features added, including:

  • F-Spot is replaced by a newer program named Shotwell. F-Spot has been much maligned by some for the code it’s based on (Mono), so I imagine the critics are thrilled by the change. While I don’t care about Mono, Shotwell does sound faster and lighter, so I’m interested in trying it out.
  • Updates for the Netbook Edition version of Ubuntu (which I’ve never used, not owning a netbook).
  • Gwibber will support the new Twitter authentication system out of the box (versus what 10.04 users have had to go through).
  • Improvements to the sound menu applet, Ubuntu One, and the Software Center, which now has a section added to allow applications to be bought.

In order to stay up to date on Ubuntu’s doings, I’ll be downloading the new Ubuntu release (to install via CD; I always do a clean install versus merely upgrading, and prefer having a copy of the CD available) and upgrading my laptop. I’ll also post here about my observations on Meerkat, as one of the multitude of bloggers doing so.

Anthony Dean

Anthony Dean is the owner of Diverse Tech Geek and Diverse Media Notes.

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