So what’s new in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Alpha 2?
Ubuntu Software Center
The categories which include subcategories no longer have two panes:
The Sound Indicator
The sound indicator applet has finally started to take shape and it now looks like this:
Aptitude removed from Desktop
You can’t boot from a BTRFS filesystem in Ubuntu 10.10 for now so you’ll need to create a separate /boot partition, but this should be solved soon.
EXT4 is still the default filesystem in Ubuntu 10.10 so far and it will probably stay this way as it’s still experimental.
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat won’t run on processors below 686
However there are still a lot of issues with Unclutter such as when playing games, Unclutter causes the mouse to jump to the top left of the screen every second or two rendering menus unusable. But it’s just Alpha 2 so it will probably be tweaked.That’s all for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Alpha 2. But there are some interesting changes in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Maverick Meerkat!
What’s new in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
All the development fun seems to have moved to the UNE which got important changes.
Unity launcher / file browser
The Unity file browser uses Zeitgeist to group the files by the time they were last accessed and by file type: