[Reviews]: Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Alpha 2 Review ” Maverick Meerkat “

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Here is the second Alpha release for ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, we already made a quick Review for ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1, will show here the main enhancement and new features included with Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 and will show a quick comparison between both of them. With Alpha 2 includes last versions of installed Applications, Desktops even for different distributions based on Ubuntu 10.10 ” Gnome, KDE, Xfce ”

Basic Comparison Between Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 and Alpha 1

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1
Gnome 2.31 included updates for Evolutions 2.30 2.31
KDE 4.5 RC 1 4.5 Beta 1
Kernel 2.6.35-6.7 2.6.34-5.12

Testing on Virtual Machine ” Vbox “

  • Dual Core 2.1 Ghz
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 12 MB of Video memory

First Impression:

Magnificent Booting time better than both Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1.

Looks the same as Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and 10.10 Alpha 1 with same installed default themes and backgrounds.

Closer Look to New features Listed on Maverick Blueprint List Here, also subscribe for mailing list for changes comes up on Ubuntu 10.10 Here.

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 Installations – Crash :(

10 minutes installation duration really quick, but right after the installation, crashed with some third party or local libraries ” Reported ”

If you are going to test Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2, try to report any crashes or bugs. Here how to report bugs you find.

Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 Screenshots:

It’s not recommended to use this release in production machines. Don’t forget to report bugs.

Download And Install Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2

Check the Release Notes and Download Options Here

Will add Closer Look for Ubuntu 10.10 soon.

That’s it for Now.

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