Thursday, October 18th 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Launches Today

Canonical today announces the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, the latest release of the popular open source operating system, will be available for public download on the 18th October 2012. As part of Canonical's objective to make all content easier to access, Ubuntu 12.10 introduces innovations that bring together desktop and cloud-based experiences, representing the next stage in the transition to a multi-device, cloud-based world.

When searching for documents in the Ubuntu 12.10 Dash, for example, users can see results from online services like Google Drive, as well as files saved on their hard drives. The Online Accounts feature allows authentication to online sites so that content like photos from Flickr accounts and contacts from Facebook can all be searched instantly by the Dash. The Dash can also search both paid and free content from Amazon and the Ubuntu One Music Store such as music, videos or any product be it digital or physical. The results are displayed in a separate section labelled, 'More Suggestions'.


Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical comments: "Ubuntu 12.10 is the operating system for the multi-device era. It makes life significantly easier for users by adapting Ubuntu to the way people really access their content today: online and on the hard drive, at work and at home, on the phone and, of course, on the PC. As consumers and businesses consider their upgrade options, Ubuntu 12.10 offers an easier, faster alternative to competing desktop operating systems."

Elsewhere in the release, new Previews give large, clear previews of content as it appears in the Dash search results, giving users a quick way to get more information to help find what they are looking for. For example, previewing an album that the Dash has found in the Ubuntu One Music Store reveals a track listing and the option to listen - all without leaving the preview. If the content is of interest, users can then choose to click through, download or purchase from online retailers.

The new Web Apps feature offers unprecedented integration between the desktop and online environment, by making frequently-used web applications like Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM, eBay and GMail available through the desktop, without launching a browser separately. Making web applications behave like their desktop counterparts gives the user a faster experience and reduces the proliferation of browser tabs and windows that can quickly make browsing unmanageable.

Ubuntu One, the personal cloud service, is integrated and now available as a native app on Mac OS-X as beta, as well as Windows, iOS and Android. With 5 GB storage free, it's one more way to access documents, music, photos and videos, wherever you are. Ubuntu One's new referrals programme, means that it's possible to get even more storage in return for recommending new users. New APIs mean that application developers can make use of synchronisation features in their own apps.

A new remote log-in option now gives users the alternative of logging into a Citrix, VMWare or Microsoft desktop running on a desktop virtualisation server. Ubuntu 12.10 can thereby be used as a thin client by businesses that want to virtualise their desktop applications and deliver them to users over the network.

Ubuntu 12.10 can be downloaded at www.ubuntu.com/download and is available from the 18th October 2012.
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42 Comments on Ubuntu 12.10 Launches Today

#1
v12dock
Yes to Xubuntu no to Ubuntu

Xfce > Unity
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#2
phanbuey
This is awesome... if I go back to PC ill probably go to Ubuntu and use virtualbox for office apps.

Looks way better than OSX design wise.
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#3
Chevalr1c
by: v12dock
Yes to Xubuntu no to Ubuntu

Xfce > Unity
With Cinnamon it will work better than with Unity they say.

Ontopic: I am not sure if I am going to use it, but I think I will seed a torent of it (currently seeding 12.04, so why not?).
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I stay away from Unity. I don't like the multi-display behavior.

I usually install packages as I need them from a clean installation. I typically use i3 + GDM. I like simple window layouts and being able to quickly switch between them. Having a tiny memory footprint is just a side-effect. :cool: Either way, until something "wows" me, I think I will be sticking with 12.04.x until the next LTS release, unless something cool comes around.
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: v12dock
Yes to Xubuntu no to Ubuntu

Xfce > Unity
Agreed, but xfce bugs me.



I can't wait to get mine updated.
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#6
VulkanBros
I´ll wait for Mint aswell .......
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#7
Delta6326
All I need to be able to do is play Steam on Ubuntu/Linux and I will say good bye to Windows forever...
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#8
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Delta6326
All I need to be able to do is play Steam on Ubuntu/Linux and I will say good bye to Windows forever...
The native linux steam client is in the later beta stages atm.
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#9
Chevalr1c
I will seed them all and provide the torrent files here (might be a bit faster than the highly loaded direct d/l servers).

Anyhow, here are the official torrents for Lubuntu 12.10 (with LXDE, obviously) and Xubuntu 12.10(Xfce), the Ubuntu torrents (not official but from the web or created by me) are the last on the list.

Lubuntu
i386 version
AMD64 version
Intel-Mac compatible 64-bit version
PowerPC version, for Gx Macs and other IBM-cpu based computers

Xubuntu
i386
x86_64

Ubuntu
The AMD64 related file can be found here. It is a torrent I newly created.
The i386 version is being seeded by me using an existing torrent, d/l went fast with it and the hosting of the torrent file on my mediafire account saves you the hassle of having to face all the junk (bittorrent) search engines potentially throw at you.
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#10
1d10t
I don't like Unity either.Not to mention their "bloatware" i had to apt remove to keep slim and minimal :shadedshu
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#11
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: 1d10t
I don't like Unity either.Not to mention their "bloatware" i had to apt remove to keep slim and minimal :shadedshu
Such a waste of time. Use the alternate install disk and install a minimal command line system which is bare Ubuntu. Add packages from that rather than trying to cherry pick what you do and don't want from a full Ubuntu installation.
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Aquinus
Such a waste of time. Use the alternate install disk and install a minimal command line system which is bare Ubuntu. Add packages from that rather than trying to cherry pick what you do and don't want from a full Ubuntu installation.
that's what I do
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#13
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
that's what I do
It's the only way to do it. :cool::toast:
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#14
Chevalr1c
Install Gentoo. ;)

I think I will make a bootable USB stick with the latest (L/X)Ubuntu, together with some handy tools. When it comes to an install to my HDD, I will make my decision once I am somewhat done experimenting with Gentoo. :cool:

Anyway, I will continue seeding (previous post updated). Shall I also include links (direct and/or torrent) to the alternate CD's?
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#15
MicroUnC
by: Delta6326
All I need to be able to do is play Steam on Ubuntu/Linux and I will say good bye to Windows forever...
+1

And i want iTunes support for linux:respect:
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#16
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Chevalr1c
Install Gentoo.
I don't like compiling everything from source.
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#17
agent00skid
Compiling everything from source is fun! :D

Had a VM Gentoo on my old Northwood Celeron 2,4 GHz. :p
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#18
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: agent00skid
Compiling everything from source is fun! :D

Had a VM Gentoo on my old Northwood Celeron 2,4 GHz. :p
Fun when you have time to waste. :ohwell:
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#19
1d10t
by: Aquinus
Such a waste of time. Use the alternate install disk and install a minimal command line system which is bare Ubuntu. Add packages from that rather than trying to cherry pick what you do and don't want from a full Ubuntu installation.
That would be helpful if system came without anything on it.However I'm just optimizing preinstalled build for company proprietary application.i'm not complaining,i just feel they stuffed too much for default install option tho :laugh:
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#20
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: MicroUnC
+1

And i want iTunes support for linux:respect:
Why iTunes is bloated slow garbage. There are many far superior media players, and library managers.
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#21
phanbuey
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Why iTunes is bloated slow garbage. There are many far superior media players, and library managers.
yeah but the store and the whole package is nice, and it integrates across devices, unlike other managers.
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#22
Chevalr1c
by: Aquinus
I don't like compiling everything from source.
I was not serious, hence the blink smiley.

Edit: I have been foolish. there are (of course :rolleyes:) official Ubuntu torrents. Weird how I missed them. http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/
Sorry for those somewhat useless posts (quoted below).

by: Chevalr1c
I will seed them all and provide the torrent files here (might be a bit faster than the highly loaded direct d/l servers).

Anyhow, here are the official torrents for Lubuntu 12.10 (with LXDE, obviously) and Xubuntu 12.10(Xfce), the Ubuntu torrents (not official but from the web or created by me) are the last on the list.

Lubuntu
i386 version
AMD64 version
Intel-Mac compatible 64-bit version
PowerPC version, for Gx Macs and other IBM-cpu based computers

Xubuntu
i386
x86_64

Ubuntu
The AMD64 related file can be found here. It is a torrent I newly created.
The i386 version is being seeded by me using an existing torrent, d/l went fast with it and the hosting of the torrent file on my mediafire account saves you the hassle of having to face all the junk (bittorrent) search engines potentially throw at you.
by: Chevalr1c
Install Gentoo. ;)

I think I will make a bootable USB stick with the latest (L/X)Ubuntu, together with some handy tools. When it comes to an install to my HDD, I will make my decision once I am somewhat done experimenting with Gentoo. :cool:

Anyway, I will continue seeding (previous post updated). Shall I also include links (direct and/or torrent) to the alternate CD's?
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#23
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Chevalr1c
I was not serious, hence the blink smiley.
I know, but I don't think agent00skid was joking. :p
I used to play around with Gentoo a lot. Now I have a full time job and a daughter so time is a little more precious to me now than it was a few years ago.
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#24
eidairaman1
too bad Suse, Gentoo and this could COmbine into an OS, unfortunately this isnt defacto because most games still require WINE to run on Linux (Sux actually) and most driver support isnt there fully
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: eidairaman1
too bad Suse, Gentoo and this could COmbine into an OS, unfortunately this isnt defacto because most games still require WINE to run on Linux (Sux actually) and most driver support isnt there fully
Get play on linux, works with wine and greatly increases compatibility, and is updated far more frequently than wine.
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