Yes, yes, it’s that time of the year again – a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
Summing up the various version numbers of all the usual suspects is getting remarkably tedious and boring, so if you want to know, good luck using Google. Canonical is going all corporate on our bums with fancy press releases with quotes from ‘executives’, and apparently, this release is all about the… The… Cloud.
“Ubuntu 10.10 for desktops and netbooks is our most consumer-friendly release yet,” said Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, “Ubuntu One’s personal cloud services will put Ubuntu at the heart of many users’ computing worlds even when they need or prefer to use other platforms. Unity has the opportunity to change how we think about our use of computers and the Software Centre will bridge Ubuntu with the applications users need to switch to the world’s best OS.”
You can get this release from all the usual places, so have fun. If you’re dist-upgrading, report any win or fail in the comments.
I’ve been running Kubuntu 10.10 for the last month or so on my MBP and it’s a very stable and solid release. I’ve no complaints at all.