Today marks the end of support for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Released in October of 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 was a notable release. It was the first release to ship with Unity (in the then-existing Netbook edition), introduced Shotwell as Ubuntu's default photo manager, and brought a refined installer with new check screens and 3rd party software options.
From February 17th Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users will be automatically upgraded to the latest release of Firefox. The move comes as a result of Ubuntu’s decision to follow Mozilla’s ‘rapid release’ cycle for Firefox. […]
Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the 'Operating System Distributor License for Java', means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only.
What happens when the classic game of Tetris becomes bound to the laws of physics? Not Tetris 2, is what.
The latest version of photo-management application Shotwell - which added hierarchal tags and BMP support - has been "backported" to Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. Martin Wimpress is the awesome individual who maintains and packages Shotwell in a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users.
Users of Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 can now once again install the pre-Unity Ubuntu Netbook Interface thanks to some repackaging magic by Martin 'Doctor Mo' Owens.
So you're still on Ubuntu 10.10 but you don't want to miss out entirely on the "new" Unity experience. What's the best way to experience Unity in Maverick? During the early development of Unity 2D - the less hardware-hungry version of Unity that uses Qt - Ubuntu 10.10 users were able to install Unity 2D for development purposes via a PPA. Understandably, the back-porting stopped as Natty got nearer.
Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users wanting to upgrade to the latest release of Mozilla Firefox can do so by adding the Firefox Stable PPA to their system sources.
Here's quick fix for annoyed users with Realtek RTL8192SU WiFi chipsets wanting some WiFi...
The newest and most exciting release yet of the lightweight XFCE desktop has gained a PPA for brave Ubuntu 10.10 users to install from. XFCE 4.8 was released on Monday 17th of January and added remote shares browsing, a rewritten desktop panel and improved settings/file transfer dialogs.
Ubuntu 10.10 users will be able to rate and review applications within the Ubuntu Software Center on February 11th, according the official wiki page timeline for the project.
If in the passed week you took a swing by the official Ubuntu website, you will have noticed a new headline post replacing the previous Maverick ad. In an effort to improve future releases of Ubuntu server edition, Canonical is, for the third year in a row, asking users how they are using it and in what environment.