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Ubuntu 10.10: 12 reasons to try it now

“Have you been wanting to give Ubuntu a test drive? With the
debut of user-friendly Maverick Meerkat, there’s no better
time.

“As Ubuntu 10.10, or “Maverick Meerkat,” hits the streets this
Sunday, it’s a pretty safe bet that legions of existing Ubuntu
users will be updating to the new release. After all, it looks to
be Canonical’s most user-friendly Ubuntu Linux yet, and many of the
new features promise to be must-haves.

“For those in the business world who haven’t yet tried Ubuntu,
however, the reasons to download and give it a whirl are even more
compelling. Here are just a few of them.

“1. Speed

“Ubuntu 10.10 is fast — darn fast. Even the beta version could
boot in as little as 7 seconds, according to reports. Who has time
to wait around for Windows when there’s work to be done?”


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