Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat” released

The latest update to the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system – Ubuntu 10.10 – has been officially released at 10:10:10 GMT on October 10th, 2010.

Codenamed ‘Maverick Meerkat’, the worlds most popular Linux operating system gains many notable improvements and upgrades since the release of Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support back in April this year.

On the tenth day of the tenth month in the tenth year Ubuntu Linux has hit its 10.10 revision, though it's mostly more of the same. The new Unity desktop interface makes cramped netbook screens more organized, software purchase support might legitimize Ubuntu as an app platform, Ubuntu One brings a free 2GB of Dropbox-like cloud storage to automatically synchronize files and folders, and streams music to Android and iPhone devices too... for a price. There's also full multitouch support, if you've got the hardware. "There's never been a better time to try Ubuntu," the open-source community cries, and they're probably right -- early reviewers claim this Maverick Meerkat build is one of the best they've tried.