"Ubuntu 10.10, due for release this Sunday, adds a lot of little
things here and there to the Linux system, but also some entirely
new, great stuff. Here are the most useful and impressive new
features in "Maverick Meerkat."
"The last Ubuntu release, 10.04 "Lucid Lynx," was a "Long Term
Support" release. That means it will be supported as a more stable
and steady version for further into the future than other releases,
and also brings in more new features. This release, 10.10, is more
about iterative improvements to the core apps, like the GNOME
desktop, the default Firefox browser, and other odds and ends."