Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” goes final, download now and avoid the queues!

Last night a base-files update for Ubuntu 10.10-RC went live which removes all the development branding and essentially takes you to the release build.

With the last few releases the download rates on release day have been incredibly slow, so avoid the wait and download now.

I’ve been using the development build for around a month without issue on 1 server and a couple of desktops, it seams solid and stable, worth updating right away.

What’s new (that I noticed)….

For desktop: slightly tweaked UI, Gnome 2.32, brand new software centre which also unifies the .deb installation, probably lots more (see ubuntu.com).

For server: PHP is now version 5.3.3, MySQL updated to 5.1.49, Apache updated to 2.2.16.

For all: Kernel updated to 2.6.35