Let’s rewind to the beginning of the netbook revolution (or shall we say bubble). It was a time when everyone felt Linux was finally going to take off in a big way. The open-source operating system may have failed to ride the netbook wave, but it still holds a key advantage over Windows where price is concerned. This is what briefly placed it in the driver’s seat of the netbook bandwagon.
Now that netbooks are under serious pressure from tablets and price is an even more significant consideration for vendors, Asus has once again turned to Linux. It has decide to ship three Eee PC models with Ubuntu 10.10 pre-installed on them. Hit the jump for more.
Canonical remains on course to deliver the next major Ubuntu release, 10.10 aka “Maverick Meerkat,” on October 10, having reached the final development milestone: the Release Candidate. The London-based outfit has announced the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.10, which is “complete, stable, and suitable” apart from minor bugs that will be fixed before the final release.
The RC features version 2.32 of the GNOME desktop environment, a faster and cleaner boot process, and a vastly improved Software Center. The whole list of new features can be found here.
“Codenamed “Maverick Meerkat”, 10.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution,” Canonical said in the announcement.