Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate Launched

The Release Candidate for Ubuntu 10.10 has been released to users as the final version approaches its release deadline.

On Thursday, Linux rolled out the official Release Candidate of its upcoming Ubuntu OS version 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, tech news site PC World reports.

The Release Candidate is the last official pre-release version of the operating system, as the final product will be released to the public on the 10 October.

The RC showcases that Ubuntu 10.10 will use an updated Linux Kernel, version 2.6.35-22.33, come with an integrated and highly improved GNOME 2.32.0 desktop environment, multi-touch, and support for Intel’s Sandybridge among others.

The OS is integrated with OpenOffice.org version 3.2.1 and Mozilla Firefox 3.6.9, extended support for Gwibber and photo manager has been changed to Shotwell in place of F-Spot.

Maverick Meerkat will be the 13th release from the Ubuntu family. The Release Candidate can be downloaded from here.