Canonical Ltd., Ubuntus commercial half, announced the release of both the desktop and server versions on Oct. 26.
Canonical is claiming that Ubuntu 6.10 offers a cleaner, sharper design, together with new and enhanced desktop applications and advances in security.
It also boasts significantly faster boot-up times and leading edge free software programs.
While Ubuntu 6.10 is not Canonicals primary business Linux—that honor still goes to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS—the new Ubuntu will be maintained for 18 months, with free security updates for all users.
For deployments that require additional service guarantees, full telephone and online support on commercial terms is available globally from Canonical and its service partners professional support teams.