Ubuntu has just announced the release of the newest version of their Linux Distribution: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. With this release comes a myriad of updates and bug fixes along with further development of the Unity UI. The server version aims to take hold of the Cloud with a plethora of built-in cloud tools. A brief excerpt from the official release letter is below. You can download the newest version at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10, code-named
“Oneiric Ocelot”. 11.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of
integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies
into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
For PC users, Ubuntu 11.10 supports laptops, desktops and netbooks
with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the
desktop shell called “Unity”, which introduces specialized “Lenses”.
Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Centre is
now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search functionality
enhancements, and usability improvements. Aside from updates
on the performance side, it’s also more aesthetically appealing.
Ubuntu Server 11.10 has made it much easier to provision, deploy,
host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data centre infrastructure
services with the introduction of “Orchestra”. The Juju technical
preview allows service developers to describe the deployment and
scaling requirements of their applications, in order to simplify
and enhance the dialogue between developers and operations teams.
For those working on the ARM architecture, a technical preview is
also provided for the ARM server.
Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 11.10 in the following