The latest Ubuntu news: The release stable version of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is now available for download [free] on the official Ubuntu website. Ubuntu 10.10 is an updated version of Ubuntu 10.04 and it was released on October 10, 2010. The Ubuntu 10.10 has come up with a few appealing changes in addition to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. There are exciting news for Ubuntu geeks who are eagerly waiting for the final release of Ubuntu 10.10.

The new Ubuntu 10.10 was tested and we have noticed vivid addition and upgrades. Let's take a quick look at what's new in Maverick.

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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

#1 Renovated Ubuntu OS Installer with beautiful slide shows

Ubuntu 10.10 OS Installer

The new Ubuntu OS installer is more elegant and appealing, the installer has got beautiful slide shows about Ubuntu OS. In fact this will help Ubuntu OS to build its brand image amongst the new Ubuntu users.  Installer is functionally smooth, interactive and impeccable in all aspects. Now Ubuntu users can proudly say that their flavor of Linux has got the best installer.

#2 Volume Icon with embedded mini media player

Ubuntu sound menu

Wow !! finally the team Ubuntu is making efforts to take care of non-tech users. The Volume icon is more than volume manager, its called sound menu. You can vividly notice in the pic above that a mini media player is embedded inside the sound menu. Though music lover would like to have media bottons on toolbar like MS media player, but never the less its great and very interesting change.

#3 More interactive Ubuntu Software center

Ubuntu software center

Ubuntu software center has improved by miles for average desktop user. It's now more interactive and easy to use. Well thats how things should be. The new Ubuntu Software center is eye catchy as well as interactive for newbies. An average user can now locate the installed software by "Where is it" feature. Now it has got add-on support for Fire fox which is again a smart move. The new eye candy button, new background, animation , paid software tab are few addition. The software center definitely looks promising and will be much more useful in future. For geeks is almost the same but for average desktop users its like " Wow !! its so simple and fast".

#4 New Ubuntu Light Themes

Ubuntu 10.10 upgraded light themes

The earlier light themes have got a boost and they have been upgraded to make it look more appealing and eye catchy. There is new default wallpaper with more additional wallpapers to decorate your desktop even better. Check out the Ubuntu Artwork on Flickr for more images.

# Other significant changes-

Ubuntu 10.10 has got a new default font. The new Ubuntu font family is known as Libre font  released and licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence. The font change was expected with the new release. It also lifts the new look and gels nicely with the light theme.

# How to upgrade from Ubuntu [Old version]  to new Ubuntu version 10.10 RC

Note: Kindly read the instructions before you follow the steps below

Open the command terminal [ALT+F2] and type in the following command-

update-manager -d

Hit the enter key

More details here

# Ubuntu 10.10 direct download links

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Ubuntu 10.10

Njoy the new  Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"