can only be described as a masterpiece of an installer means that installing Ubuntu is as easy as making a cup of tea. Actually, the revamped installer is the fust hint of what Ubuntu has become all about. The attention to detail is clearly evident as 10.10, even at this beta stage, is showing the level of design detail we have come to expect from Apple. Small, perhaps even inconsequential details such as the volume adjust controls are delightful. This latest version also brings multi-touch support, though the best results are only seen if you have access to a Dell Latitude XTl.
The preferential support for Dell's laptop comes from the fact that Ubuntu used it as the reference machine for multi-touch development. By the time Ubuntu 10.10 comes out of beta, the developers have promised that other 4-fmger multi-touch devices such as Apple's Magic Trackpad will also be supported. Perhaps the most important evolution is the updated Ubuntu Software Center. The application store now has more than just free software, and installation of third party applications is just as easy as Apple's App Store or Google's Android Market.
The changes from 10.04 are subtle but it's easy to see that the Ubuntu Software Center could become a major selling point and a money-spurner for Canonical. There are the usual accoutrements of updates to the kernel and applications software such as browsers, productivity applications, social networking clients and media players. Ubuntu One, the cloud based storage system that is in public beta, has been intertwined more deeply within the buntu has long been the Linux distribution favoured by businesses wanting to make a hassle-free switch .