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Super OS 10.10, a modified version of Ubuntu has been released today and with it, the Super OS repository I was telling you about a while back has also been updated to support Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

You can use the Super OS repository in Ubuntu (without installing Super OS) and you'll get access to a lot of applications, all in just one repo. Among the applications available in the Super OS repository are: Amazon MP3 Downloader, Adobe AIR, Flash and Reader, Boxee, FrostWire, Dropbox, IBM Lotus Symphony (Office suite), Google Chrome, Google Desktop, Google Earth (which has been removed from the Medibuntu repository in Ubuntu 10.10), GoogleCL, Hulu Desktop, Nero Linux, Opera, PeaZip, Google Picasa, Real Player (also removed from Medibuntu in Ubuntu 10.10), Remastersys, Skype, SpiderOak, TeamViewer, TrueCrypt, UCK, VirtualBox (non-free) and others - all in a single repository (so to use them all, you don't have to add a huge list of repositories but only 1). A complete list of applications available in the Super OS repository can be found HERE.

Add the Super OS repository to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

To add the Super OS repository to your Ubuntu sources.list, simply download and install this .deb file - it will add the repository and also install the key. Then, update the software sources using the following command:
sudo apt-get update

The note I made the last time I wrote about the Super OS repository, stands: there is no guarantee that this repository is safe to use. But just like it is with the PPAs, you can choose to trust the maintainer or not, it's up to you.

If you want, you can of course directly install Super OS instead of Ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks to Ubuntips for the heads up on the new Super OS release.