Third alpha of Ubuntu 10.10 released

Canonical has released a third alpha version of the new Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat operating system for download.

The Ubuntu release team has advised users that the Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 is still unstable as it is still in the early stages of development. The team has said that the alpha is not meant for casual users but for development purposes only.

According to OMG Ubuntu, the Maverick Meekat Alpha 3 comes with a new and improved Software Center, set to make downloading and indexing Ubuntu applications much more simple.

The tweaked Software Center contains a new "History" feature which would allow users to browse applications and upgrade their download history by day or search.

The Software Center will also come with a "Featured" and "Whats New" section.

The new Rhythmbox music player will come with enhanced sharing options, allowing users to tweet the link of their favorite songs to their friends. Clicking on the link will redirect them to the UbuntuOne Music Store.

Other changes that come with the Alpha 3 versions are UI tweaks and updated Calender and Messaging options.