Maverick Meerkat is the codename of Ubuntu 10.10, a long-term support release. It was was released on 10 October 2010. It is Canonical's 13th release of Ubuntu.  Mark Shuttleworth made the announcement on his blog.It will be supported on both editions, desktop and server, until April 2012 per Canonical's policy.
New features included the new Unity interface for the Netbook Edition, a new default photo manager, Shotwell, replacing F-Spot and an official Ubuntu font used by default. Maverick Meerkat 10.10 will be supported until April 2012. Synaptic and other package management applications are to be replaced with the Ubuntu Software Center.