Back on October 10, I posted a note about the release of Ubuntu Linux 10.10, code named “Maverick Meerkat”. Ars Technica now has a fairly lengthy review of the new release. The review is primarily descriptive (rather than being a comparison to other systems such as OS X or Windows). It gives a fairly comprehensive overview of what’s in the new release; it will probably be especially helpful to current Ubuntu users who are looking to update their systems, but there is useful information for the person new to Linux, also.
One component of the new release that is discussed in the review is the Unity desktop interface for netbooks. This may be of special interest now: Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd, the corporate sponsor of the Ubuntu distribution, has announced plans to use Unity as the default interface for all versions of the distribution, beginning with the 11.04 release next spring.