Today not only marks one of those days people make a big deal about where the month, day and year are all the same number when abbreviated. It also marks the launch of the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux operating system. So here we are today on 10/10/10 with the launch of Ubuntu 10.10. Ubuntu 10.10 brings three editions just as 10.04 did: Desktop, Netbook and Server. Below are a few highlights of the features available in the desktop and netbook versions of Ubuntu 10.10.
- Ubuntu Software Centre – Gives you access to thousands of open-source free and for fee applications in categories including: education, games, sound and video, graphics, programming and office.
- Social Networking – Ubuntu’s new Me Menu lets you access your Facebook and Twitter accounts straight from the desktop. You can connect to all your favourite chat channels and make updates through a single window.
- Music Streaming – Ubuntu’s music player now includes an integrated store allowing you to buy and download new tracks with just a few clicks. Ubuntu One’s (http://one.ubuntu.com) file-syncing ability lets you stream your music uninterrupted to your Android device or iPhone (for $3.99 per month).
- Unity Interface for Ubuntu Netbook Edition – Unity is a new interface that makes its debut in Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition. It is designed to simplify the mobile experience by using larger icons and a more touch-intuitive interface.
Head to Ubuntu.com to try out the latest version of the OS.