Update: Ubuntu 10.10 is officially out, so head over to the official site to get yours.
It's already 10.10.10 where I am but the actual Ubuntu release typically comes in the late evenings or in the middle of the night for me. It's a time zone thing. Still, there's no reason not to celebrate another release right?
So what's new and improved in Ubuntu 10.10? Lots, as always. Every release hundreds of bugs get fixed, software gets updated to new versions. This release we get to see further evolution in the desktop and netbook experience with Unity for netbooks and various theme, indicators improvements on the desktop. Here's some of the more obvious one you can expect to find.
New sound indicator - Rhythmbox now integrates with the sound indicator. It doesn't need to maintain its own icon anymore which translates to less clutter on your desktop.
|New sound indicator|
Unity interface - Ubuntu Netbook Edition now uses Unity. It's designed for the smaller screens typically found on netbooks, so expect a more pleasant netbook experience compared to Ubuntu 10.04.
Ubiquity redesign - Ubuntu's GUI installer got redesigned this time around. Tasks that can be run in parallel do so which basically means improved installation speed.
|New Ubiquity design|
Ubuntu font family - The new font has been stirring up a lot of interest it seems. Maverick comes with the new Ubuntu font as the default. It's still a work in progress so it's not recommended to use as your default document fonts (yet).
|Ubuntu Software Center|
Those are just a few highlights in this Ubuntu release. I'm sure there's more that I've failed to mention here.
That's about it. It's been one heck of a journey. Now to wait for this evening for the official release...