Today we are proud to introduce you guys to the revamped calculator application that will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.0.0 desktop environment and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system. The application is called GCalctool and it's a powerful utility that can be used to solve simple and mid-level mathematical problems. Compared to the calculator found in the Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) distribution, the new version of GCalctool has a redesigned user interface and brings support for complex arithmetics, complex trigonometry, additional functions (Integer and Fractional Component, Round, Floor, Ceiling and Sign) to the advanced mode, currency conversion and many more.
Most of the new changes in GCalctool were added when the development for version 5.31.x started. Among these we can mention, faster startup times, unification of the scientific mode with the advanced one, color buttons, new layout of the buttons, answer is shown in bold, reimplemented redo and undo functions, and lots of other small modifications, and bug fixes.
Below you can see some screenshots we took of the new GCalctool 2.31.5, present in the Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 operating system...
On October 10th, 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) will become the thirteenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. Maverick Meerkat will be light and fast! Make sure that you visit our website regularly, for more news about the upcoming release of the Ubuntu 10.10 operating system. Alpha 3 will be available in three weeks, on Thursday, August 5th.
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