Lifehacker: "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."
SFG Writes: When comparing operating systems people tend to roll out the same old reasons every time. I think those of us who use Ubuntu are already aware that we have less viruses than Windows, less malware, it’s free of cost and so on. I’m sure we’ve pointed out plenty of times that you’re legally entitled to copy the CD and even create your own remix.
However I wanted to look at some of the things I’ve done recently on Ubuntu that under Windows would be costly, difficult or impossible. So without further ado here’s my: Top ten things you can do with Ubuntu, that you’d find hard, costly, impractical or impossible with Windows, which clearly makes Ubuntu better (in my humble opinion)
Associatedcontent: Macs are popular, though, because of certain features that Mac OS X has. And while Ubuntu has different strengths and weaknesses than Mac OS X, it's becoming more and more like it in good ways ... especially for netbooks. Here are some ways Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" will make your netbook awesome, Mac-style.