Kubuntu will release version 10.10, the Maverick Meerkat, in October 2010. With this, the second Alpha pre-release, we are introducing some new and interesting things in preparation for the next official version of Kubuntu. Read below for some of the highlights. For more information of what is planned and being worked on, please read the document available on the link. this page.

NOTE: This is an alpha (pre-) release. Pre-release versions of Maverick are NOT encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions ARE recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.' Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without.

Getting Alpha 2

Alpha releases can be downloaded from the following URL:

It is always best to check your cd image before you install! The md5sums can be found here.

What's New In Alpha 2

KDE 4.5 RC



With SC 4.5 rc1, we have a solid look at what the next version of KDE's innovative Plasma Desktop and Netbook will become.


Combined Desktop/Netbook ISO image

For Maverick, Kubuntu have merged the Desktop and Netbook images into one. Ubiquity, Kubuntu's installer, will detect the screen size before the install and use either the Plasma Desktop workplace or the Plasma Netbook workplace as needed.

Users will be able to switch between the two in System Settings, as well.


Rekonq as Default Browser


The Webkit-based Rekonq 0.5 Beta2 will be on the Favorites Menu as the main browser for Kubuntu, though the system default is still Konqueror. This gives users a chance to give it a spin and help root out any bugs before version 0.5 Final is released.


Known Issues


We want to hear what you think about this Alpha 2 Release of Kubuntu 10.10. We want to know if it Rocks, if it is just OK, or it is flat out wrong. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the Ubuntu Code of Conduct we would like to hear it.

So what are you waiting for; head on over to the Feedback Page and let us know!

MaverickMeerkat/Alpha2/Kubuntu (last edited 2010-07-14 09:24:25 by RV)