Friday, 19 October 2012

News: Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal 12.10 is Avaliable

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal was released on October the 18th and is now available for download. It is completely free to download and install and offers a fast, free, and secure alternative to Windows or OS X.

If you are on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (which still has support for 5 years) you can upgrade to the new version.

From the Unity Dash, fire up the Software Updater - or from a terminal, it's:
update-manager -d

To run the upgrade process, again, in the Terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
It should display the following message: “New distribution release ’12.10′ is available”.


Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To update from others versions see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades. RC

What's new in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Xorg xserver 1.13
  • Secure Boot for the UEFI Security
  • Unity 6.8.0 with appearance and performance improvements
  • Linux Kernel 3.5.5
  • Notable changes in the design of the themes and icons of the distribution
  • Inclusion of new lenses such as lens controversial Amazon
  • New Menu synchronization
  • Accessibility is turned on by default.
  • Ubuntu Medium font has been included.
  • Ubuntu One Music Web Apps
  • An installation image much heavier
  • Signed for use GRUB2 UEFI and Secure Boot
  • Full disk encryption
  • And the updated versions of Open Source applications such as Libre Office, GIMP and Firefox.

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