Today is somehow a special day, today is 10.10.10, and no matter which date format you use, it means the same. Today also is the release day of the Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 10.10.

As you may already know, the web, or at least the Linux related, blogs, forums, twitter accounts and facebook fan pages, they are all full of Ubuntu reviews, Ubuntu comments, Ubuntu new features, and a very big etc. Therefore I am not going to write yet another review, or post screenshots of videos about Ubuntu 10.10.

I think enough have been already said about it, but for the readers of this blog, interested in this new Ubuntu release, I’ll compile the best articles and reviews about Maverick Meerkat.

Disclaimer: I own no of the work, posted below this line. I am also providing links to the sources.

Ubuntu 10.10 officially released

It all began on April 2nd, 2010, when Mark Shuttleworth announced the Maverick Meerkat operating system, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu OS.

This article from covers:

  • Under the hood of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat):
  • The Ubuntu 10.10 feature tour:
  • Included applications:
    • Accessories
    • Graphics
    • Internet tools
    • Office tools
    • Sound and Video
    • System Administration Utilities

Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' Released, Full Review With Screenshots and Videos

This review covers

  • Versions (Of Kernel and Gnome)
  • Default Applications (Changes in them)
  • Ubuntu Software Center
  • Themes, Wallpapers and Icons (Eye Candy)
  • Sound Indicator
  • Evolution and Gwibber
  • Ubuntu One
  • Unity - Ubuntu Netbook Interface
  • New Ubuntu Font
  • The New Installer

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat pops out

Linux fans today celebrated one of the geekiest days of the year with the release of Ubuntu 10.10, otherwise known as Maverick Meerkat.

This one is really a good one review covering:

  • Better software management
  • Easier dual boots
  • Audio makes good sound
  • Being social
  • Multi-touch
  • Starting support for tablets and touch screen devices
  • Ubuntu One: More than storage
  • Netbook focus
  • There is no way to forget about this important market

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat screenshots and video Tour

Great screenshot tour, that also features a 2:18 minutes video

10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Talking about the number 10, this post features 10 good things you need to do to your Ubuntu fresh installation, in order to have:

  • 3D graphics support
  • Ubuntu One file sync
  • Improve the messaging menu
  • and more

Canonical Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition review

This review includes, two pages review, the specs of the operating system, and a nice photo gallery

Ubuntu 10.10: First Look

This one covers, also some features with screenshots, all along three pages.

Ubuntu 10.10 Improves Your Linux Desktop Experience [Screenshot Tour]

As one my expect the review of How-to-geek is really a good one, covering:

  • The Ubuntu Font Debuts
  • Email, Chat and Microblogging Are Integrated Well
  • The Software Center is Better Organized, Offers For-Pay Software
  • The Installer is Simpler and Faster
  • Other New Additions

What To Do After A Fresh Ubuntu 10.10 Install? Run These Commands!

Another post about what to do after installation, good ones to have access, to DVDs, proprietary codecs, and more

<h3>10.10 10:10:10 - thank you and Happy Maverick Day!</h3>

And last but not least, the letter from Mark Shuttleworth.

<blockquote><p> I spent a lot of time observing our community, this release. For some reason I was curious to see how our teams work together, what the dynamic is, how they work and play together, how they celebrate and sadly, also how they mourn. So I spent a fair amount more time this cycle reading lists from various Ubuntu teams, reading minutes from governance meetings for our various councils, watching IRC channels without participating, just to get a finger on the pulse.</p>

Everywhere I looked I saw goodness: organised, motivated, cheerful and constructive conversations. Building a free OS involves an extraordinary diversity of skills, and what's harder is that it requires merging the contributions from so many diverse disciplines and art forms. And yet, looking around the community, we seem to have found patterns for coordination and collaboration that buffer the natural gaps between all the different kinds of activities that go on.

There are definitely things we can work on. We have to stay mindful of the fact that Ubuntu is primarily a reflection of what gets done in the broader open source ecosystem, and stay committed to transmitting their work effectively, in high quality (and high definition :-) ) to the Ubuntu audience. We have to remind those who are overly enthusiastic about Ubuntu that fanboyism isn't cool, I saw a bit of "We rock you suck" that's not appropriate. But I also saw folks stepping in and reminding those who cross the line that our values as a community are important, and the code of conduct most important of all.

So I have a very big THANK YOU for everyone. This is our most valuable achievement: making Ubuntu a great place to get stuff done that has a positive impact on literally millions of people. Getting that right isn't technical, but it's hard and complex work. And that's what makes the technical goodness flow.


Enjoy reading these reviews, and enjoy your new Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”

Happy 10.10.10