Maverick Meerkat is the Ubuntu codename for version 10.10 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Officially released on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10), Maverick Meerkat added multi-touch support, a new Ubuntu Font Family typeface for user interface menus, enhanced cloud storage support, a streamlined and more user-friendly installation process and other additions and enhancements.
Maverick means “an unbranded range animal or a person with independent thoughts and views,” and the meerkat is a small African mammal in the mongoose family that was also popularized by the Animal Planet series Meerkat Manor. Maverick Meerkat followed the Lucid Lynx (v10.04) release of Ubuntu and was succeeded by Natty Narwhal (v11.04) in 2011.
A product (hardware or software), technology or specification that is not proprietary (e.g. not privately owned and controlled) by one vendor. Vendor neutrality can be of concern, especially in the enterprise where there is a need for systems to integrate with new hardware and software as technology evolves. The presumed advantage of choosing a vendor-neutral […]
- multi-user interface
Multi-user interface typically refers to an operating system that allows concurrent access by multiple users on the system. For example on UNIX operating systems, two users can log in to the system at the same time. Contrast with single-user interface.
- single-user interface
1) An operating system that is usable by only one user at a time. 2) An application that provides single interface from which a user can access multiple applications. For example, a social networking application that integrates multiple social platforms that can be used and accessed from a single interface. Contrast with multi-user interface.
An open source server benchmarking tool commonly used when prototyping Web applications or when testing a Web server. The httperf tool generates workloads to test HTTP servers, and it works with HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1, as well as SSL. After you run httperf, it generates a report with information about the test, including the number of […]
YaCy (pronounced as “ya see”) is a free and open source (GPL-licensed) distributed search engine. Using principles of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, it is fully decentralized. That means all users of the search engine network are equal, and the network does not store user search requests, which makes it impossible for anyone to censor the content […]