Ubuntu 10.10 beta is released for download, you can grab the the copy from Ubuntu official page. And the final version of Ubuntu 10.10 or known as Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat will release somewhere in October 2010. Lot of new features, improvements and bug fixes as well as user interface improvements. With this release of Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”, continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
This beta release come with Gnome 2.31 as the latest stable Gnome release. This Gnome 2.31 have lot of fixes and include the new dconf and gsettings API. The final release of Ubuntu 10.10 also ship with new fonts called ubuntu-private-nda-fonts. And the new sound controller on the sidebar.
The major improvements of Ubuntu 10.10 are in User Interface area, as Canonical’s work on the new Unity user interface. And Ubuntu come as the first Linux distribution that support multi touch gesture screen. And this will ship with Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition.
Not just UI improvements, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition and Netbook Edition also continue the trend of ever-faster boot speeds, with improved startup times and a smoother, streamlined boot experience. The new feature of Ubuntu Software Center which add Featured application for download, add better experience for users. And Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition provides even better integration of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, with its install time cloud setup.
For you who want to sneak peak or try Ubuntu 10.10 before the final release, you can download the Ubuntu 10.10 beta release from Ubuntu official website.