We've already taken a look at our favourite new features in the Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" release candidate, but if you were waiting for a more stable version, you can download and install the final release today.
There aren't any glaring changes that stand out on first install from the RC, and all the stuff we love is still there: easy installation, the incredibly user-friendly Software Center, Ubuntu One's streaming music (which is on its way to getting even better), the new Ubuntu font, and the Unity interface for netbooks, to name a few. If you've been biding your time until the official release, your wait is over, so head over to Ubuntu.com to download a disk image (or just hit up Update Manager if you're already running Ubuntu). And, while you're waiting for it to install, be sure to brush up on all the new features with our screenshot tour.
Ubuntu, as always, is a free download.