Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” Beta Release

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Maverick Meerkat Beta is the beta release of Ubuntu 10.10, bringing with it new features for the next version of Ubuntu.

This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on October 10, 2010.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘10.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions.
Download Beta

Get it while it’s hot. ISOs and torrents are available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Netbook)

http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/10.10/beta/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)

http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/10.10/ (Kubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/10.10/beta/ (Xubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/10.10/beta/ (Edubuntu DVD)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/10.10/beta/ (Ubuntu Studio)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-netbook/ports/releases/10.10/beta/ (Ubuntu ARM)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/10.10/beta/ (Mythbuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-mobile/releases/10.10/beta/ (Kubuntu Mobile Preview)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-mobile/ports/releases/10.10/beta/ (Kubuntu Mobile Preview ARM)

New features in Maverick

Feature development for Maverick has completed. Please see the Maverick blueprint list for details.

Please test and report any bugs you find:

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

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