I tried the beta version. The following will list some small new features ... but remember, it's always a beta. Ubuntu 10.10 is based on the 188.8.131.52 Linux kernel and incorporates the Gnome 2.31 desktop environment in the major version. The default software in Ubuntu is to record some new features: Shotwell takes the place of F-Spot as default image viewer while Gwibber - the program that allows you to update Twitter without opening the browser - has been improved and is now faster.
There is also worth mentioning Ubuntu Software Center, which is renewed in the interface to simplify the display of the software installed in chronological order and allows you to sort the applications in order of popularity, as well as showing those recommended.
The installer has a new interface that aims to further simplify the process, but the real news is the debut of the multitouch support through uTouch. With this software you can use the gesture made famous by Apple, such as zooming with two fingers or three fingers with the click, the multitouch support will then be further improved when it comes out Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal.
In addition there are dedicated specifically to the existence Edition netbook, which sees a renewal of the interface - Ubuntu named Unity - the bar for quick access to applications moved to the left side to optimize the use of the screen.
The final version of Ubuntu 10.10 is expected for October 10 .