Aptitude utility removed from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Aptitude is a menu-driven, text-based front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) system. Aptitude is best suited for use in a non-graphical terminal environment to ensure proper functioning of the command keys. You may start Aptitude as a normal user with the following command at a terminal prompt:

sudo aptitude

There was a lot of talk about apt-get being compared to aptitude and with notion that apt-get will be removed form the repository but surprisingly aptitude has been removed from Ubuntu repository and won’t be able the next time you install Ubuntu 10.10 alpha 2 release.


Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat schedule changed !!

The release schedule of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has changed again.
As per Ubuntu official website, the following dates has been finalized:

Alpha 1 -> June 3rd 2010
Alpha 2 -> July 1st 2010
Alpha 3 -> August 5th 2010
Beta -> September 2nd 2010
Release candidate -> October 1st 2010
Final Release(GA) -> October 10th 2010