Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

Summary: Ubuntu 10.10 was released for download on 10/10/10. This screenshot gallery shows what is new and improved.

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 was aptly released on the 10/10/10, on Saturday. Though this is only a minor release from the prior 10.04 major update, a few things have changed in the process. Mostly, the 'cloud' has been enhanced, the installation process has become more new-user friendly and multi-touch support has (finally) been added; making it even more indistinguishable from it's rival, Windows.

    To read more on the Ubuntu 10.10 release, check out Paula Rooney's post (ZDNet Open Source blog) 'Ubuntu 10.10 to debut on 10.10.10'" and Chis Dawson's post (ZDNet Education blog) 'Is Ubuntu 10.10 yet another chance to ditch Windows?'.

  • The installation process has become - in my opinion at least - far more friendly than even the Windows out-of-box experience. This new process takes you through literally step-by-step the things you need to get Ubuntu started. Many users would have experienced Windows up until this point, and will need a steady guide all the way through. This version of Ubuntu 10.10 offers this.

    To read more on the Ubuntu 10.10 release, check out Paula Rooney's post (ZDNet Open Source blog) 'Ubuntu 10.10 to debut on 10.10.10'" and Chis Dawson's post (ZDNet Education blog) 'Is Ubuntu 10.10 yet another chance to ditch Windows?'.
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  • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

    Downloaded and using it... smooth, fast and pretty... simply excellent!
    Marco nn
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

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      hbfjh
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      h t t p : / / 0 8 4 5 . c o m / I n r


      I tide fashion
      hbfjh
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      h t t p : / / 0 8 4 5 . c o m / I n r


      I tide fashion
      hbfjh
  • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

    I've been running it since the RC was released... definitely worth it.
    Random_Walk
  • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

    (the Perfect, as they claim) Ubuntu 10.10 seems a big failure to me:

    1. I launched the upgrade from 10.04 and ended up with an
    unbootable system "the symbol grub_xputs not found".
    The LiveCD trick suggested on one of the forums did not
    work. OK, I could have fixed it myself by hand, with
    manual config files editing and 2 extra reboots, but gave up
    (why should I?) and

    2. decided to make a fresh install instead (I keep a separate /home
    partition and a few spare partitions for /, to try new distributions
    whenever I like, causing no harm to others); so usually it's
    very simple and secure, I do not even need backups.

    3. The new installation finished 'almost' OK, just installed Grub on a wrong
    disk (I have two, probably they just flip a coin there), but

    4. when I logged in, I received a bunch of errors, ``.ICEauthority cannot
    be settled'', some applets I do not care about could not start up
    (all right, I just clicked to delete and forget them), but

    5. then the cursor started to jerk permanently, once in a sec, and when
    I checked top, it appeared that nautilus (I also do not care about)
    takes about 100% on one of the cores, with constantly changing PIDs,
    so impossible to kill (except writing and launching a script in the
    background).

    6. When I checked further, it appeared that the files in my home directory
    had wrong ownerships, so I needed to get through deleting all
    config files and changing file ownership.

    7. All that is a set of trivial tasks simple scripts can do faster and
    better. Why should I waste my time? Less experienced users will
    most probably give up right after step 1 above.

    8. The question is: why Ubuntu sticks to this 6 months release cycle?
    Frankly, the quality of their distributions gradually, visibly, and
    reliably decreases. I do not mention that 10.04 stopped to correctly
    treat RAIDs, destroying them after each stock kernel upgrade
    (I do not expect anything good in 10.10 since my 6-month old
    bug report is still pending, so it will be a waste of time to try;
    this seriously if not completely hinders servers), Ubuntu One cannot
    properly synchronize simple a 100MB directory, etc.

    9. I agree that straightforward Ubuntu installations on one-disk
    (standard) desk- or laptops are seamless. But Ubuntu
    does not know about LVMs (which Fedora and CentOS do by default),
    and hangs up when you install it on an SSD. So I would rather prefer
    they spend next 6 month not on producing bells, whistles and
    countdown frenzy, but add some plain reliability. If they really want
    to lure MS fans, which can now be attracted only by mistakes.

    10. I have about 30 running Linux installations (laptops, desktops,
    servers, mostly Ubuntu), so I cannot switch overnight, but will
    be forced to, if they continue the same way. I like Linux for
    reliability, not for MS-like random buggy behavior (sometimes
    panels hide, sometimes not, no one knows why, etc).
    svorobyov
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      @svorobyov
      What a fright!

      Were you smallpox's infected, also?

      As my Grandmother used to say; ?The edge of your underskirt is showing??
      Marco nn
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @Marco nn

        hahaha, but it's not funny when the leading distro is that lousy put at a minor test. Ask your granma how I could convince students to install that kind of shovelware. She sure has a recipe (like repeatedly saying "what a delicious honey this @#$% of Ubuntu"). Report.
        svorobyov
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      @svorobyov

      I sadly mostly have to agree with him. Issue #3 I first encountered in 9.10, seems to be caused by trying to deny the differences between IDE and SATA drive and not being consistent as to which is "first" in the chain. Ignoring my BIOS boot order setting really doesn't help!

      Issue #8 addresses the crux of the problem -- different is not better, better is better and all the eye candy du jour is counter productive if you actually use the system.
      wkulecz
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      @svorobyov

      Hmm, my innocent message above appears to be flagged now. What's the reason and who did it?
      No swear words, flames, or lies whatsoever, just plain facts.
      Am I supposed to sing the mainstream hosanna to Ubuntu/Canonical this list is paid by or supposed to support? Right, I should have paid attention to "...and improved" statement, sorry.
      svorobyov
      • I didn't do it but thought about it.

        @svorobyov: <i>Hmm, my innocent message above appears to be flagged now. What's the reason and who did it?</i><br><br>You're spamming this feedback forum with posts that serve no beneficial purpose. Save for your initial post but I'm not sure I believe it given the posts of yours which followed.
        ye
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      @svorobyov
      Thus, my dear svorobyo, your MS'agenda is clear as the sunlight, Spam and lie.

      I am sorry, I was wrong, you were not smallpox's infected. You (and all of you) are the smallpox of the free and reliable opinion, my dear TROLL.

      BTW: My Grandmother use Ubuntu and recommend to use any software that you like... but... if it's FREE ...better.
      Marco nn
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @Marco nn

        FYI: I've got just one MS Win 7, which came with my laptop.
        The only reason I keep it is for running Skype, which is more advanced for Windows compared to Linux version. I try to use the best tool for the purpose (not just the hammer as you).

        What is then clear with my MS agenda?

        Enumerating troubles you encounter in a new distribution is spam? Read the definition.

        Where exactly did I lie? You should be held responsible for what you are saying.

        Why am I (again insulted) an enemy of the free and reliable opinion? Do I forbid or flag anything?

        Bottom line: your message is a ton of pure nonsense and gibberish. You forgot your granma's best advice and missed an excellent opportunity to keep mum unless you have smth clever to say. You cannot even decently formulate your granma's "FREE" idea. Has she mentioned that stupidity, like smallpox you are obsessed with, is contagious?
        svorobyov
      • RE: I didn't do it but thought about it

        Can't reply to Ye's message above, since it does not have
        the "reply" button; maybe the blog's based on Ubuntu features. So, will do it here.

        @svorobyov: Hmm, my innocent message above appears to be flagged now. What's the reason and who did it?

        Ye says:

        You're spamming this feedback forum with posts that serve no beneficial purpose. Save for your initial post but I'm not sure I believe it given the posts of yours which followed.

        Does "beneficial" according to you mean expressing collective ecstasy about how great new Ubuntu is? I gave reason why I don't buy it.

        Your definition of truth depends (while it should not) on who says it. We are not speaking beliefs here, just plain autopsy facts, which you do not like, and decide to ignore. Science cannot help here. See your pastor.

        Since when reporting (according to the topic of the list) the misbehavior of a system under review is considered spam? (just google to learn about spam not to misuse in the future).

        I just made two bets, on several successful installations, on the structure of underlying hardware. Apparently I won. These are the systems where there's no need for any complicated analysis and ubuntu's installer (with its infinitesimal IQ) can do well: there are simply no choices or alternatives to make any mistakes. Elementary, Watson!
        svorobyov
    • Please don't remove the post I'm replying to....

      It's TOO funny.<br><br>To everyone else: I know I should just ignore him!<br><br>@svorobyov <br><br>Whoa sounds like a ton of headaches.<br><br>1) You say you could have fixed it yourself "by hand" (generic term) Using what method exactly, just curious.<br><br>2) Keeping a "few spare partitionS for /" is SIMPLE?<br><br>3) GRUB on the wrong disk would be your fault for not specifying, not the ever-so-dated "the computer did it!"<br><br>4) "ICEauthority cannot be settled" - No joke, but it that even a real error, excuse my ignorance, as I don't have 30 running Linux installs<br><br>5) AMAZING!<br><br>6) Brand new install, and already the wrong permissions? Was this one of the home directories you brought over? Just curious, because on a brand spanking new install, I find this RIDICULOUSLY hard to believe<br><br>7) This isn't actually an issue, more a comment following your #7, so really not even part of your list. But =, I understand how perfect the number "10" is....You say, "Less experienced users" well, hey, case in point (you).<br><br>8) Never had probs sync'ing a directory of gargantuan proportions. Oh, and, "I don't know what I'm doing" is NOT a bug report<br><br>9) I just like the fact that you said "MS fans" and "mistakes" in the same sentence<br><br>'Perfect' 10) 30 running Linux installations....Okay I'll bite. what distros? RUNNING, ACTIVELY?<br><br>Panels? LINUX has panels?! Oh my god!<br><br>"Very funny Unit 91"
      maclovin
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @maclovin

        Yeah, a very funny Ubuntu autopsy report.

        Unclear why bug reports should be ignored.

        Right, it is a ton of headaches.

        1) easy as 123
        2) see #1
        3) I reported what I've seen during the autopsy
        4) see 3; yest it's a real error, since nothing worked afterwards
        5) I think the same, maybe AWFUL would be better
        6) brand new install of the system on / keeping the old /home (from Ubuntu 10.04); read carefully;
        7) I haven't done anything wrong, first tried to upgrade (no luck), then made a clean system install (partial luck) and recorded what happened. Speaking about "less experienced", why have you asked #1 and 2?
        8) "Never had..." is not scientific. If you have not experienced it, it does not mean it never happens. As you probably know a single counterexample refutes a theorem. I filed a few bug reports, and, believe me, I know what I am doing.
        9) I did it on purpose.
        10) As I said, mostly Ubuntu, also Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, running a cluster 24/7, more actively than you can even imagine, buddy.

        BTW: check it out Gnome suggests "add this icon to the panel?" You should be more attentive.

        To everybody else: another one missed an excellent opportunity to keep mum.
        svorobyov
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @maclovin

        Well, Ignorant,

        "ignorance is not an argument" (old Latin), so your
        "arguments" were well outdated before you were born.

        Spare us of those here.
        svorobyov
    • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

      @svorobyov
      What is then clear with my MS agenda?
      1)It is so obvious my friend (Like a thief with the wallet in the hand) but a little clue, You should use 1 of your '30 Linux machines'...ever.(translate:collected information on the Internet should make sense)

      Why am I (again insulted) an enemy of the free and reliable opinion?
      2) see #1


      Bottom line: 'your message is a ton of pure nonsense and gibberish'
      Do you notice how bad it's perceived? Well, perception of individuals like you, trying to trick others, is worse... my dear friend.
      ----------

      ... enough! my dear friend Troll.
      Marco nn
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @Marco nn

        could please anyone around there help him to formulate his gibberish thoughts so as I could reply (should I)? Makes no sense at all (nuts?)
        svorobyov
      • RE: Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' released: What's new (and improved)?

        @Marco nn my dear friend Troll.

        Hm Read some more post! There are some problems with The Grub!!! You guys Sound like a bunch of 3 year olds! Call some one a troll Prove it Most of his post you can find In the help boards! I use Ubuntu on one box an open SuSE on another AM I A TROLL? You guy are so ..... Words fail me.... So sad!
        stilesalaska