Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 Has Firefox 15 and Unity 6

It is now powered by the stable Linux kernel 3.5

  Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3
Softpedia is the first to announce today, July 26th, that the third Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system is now available for download. As usual, we've grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 12.10 development.

Softpedia is the first to announce today, July 26th, that the third Alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system is now available for download. As usual, we've grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 12.10 development.

What's new in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3? Well, Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 is now powered by the Linux kernel 3.5.0-6.6 packages, based on the stable Linux 3.5 kernel upstream release, and the latest development version of the upcoming GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.5.4, which brings lots of new features, such as revamped Nautilus (now called Files) and Empathy apps.

The first version of Unity 6 desktop interface landed in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 bringing lots of bug fixes and neat features, such as a revamped Session Indicator and updated Date and Time Indicator.

Moreover, the Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Beta web browser and the LibreOffice 3.6 RC2 office suite were added in this development release of Ubuntu 12.10.

Last but not least the Jockey app has been replaced with the Drivers app, which appears in the System Settings panel. Xorg Server has been updated to version 1.12 and Mesa to version 8.0.3. For more details take a look at the Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 screenshot tour!

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Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3

What's new in Kubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3? Well, the third Alpha version of Kubuntu 12.10 is built on top of KDE Software Compilation 4.9 Beta.

Moreover, OwnCloud has been updated, and apps like Digikam 2.7, Rekonq 1.0, Kde-Config-Tablet, Kamoso, Skanlite, LightDM-KDE, Facebook and Google accounts integration have been added. For more details, take a look at the Kubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 screenshot tour!

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Kubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3

What's new in Xubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3? Well, the third Alpha version of Xubuntu 12.10 is built on top of the Xfce 4.10 desktop environment. The Xubuntu team's goal for the final release is to fit the distro into a standard CD image.

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Xubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3

On October 18th, 2012, Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) will become the seventeenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. See you again in six weeks, on September 6th, for the first Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).

The Quantal Quetzal Release Schedule:

June 7th, 2012 - Alpha 1 release
June 28th, 2012 - Alpha 2 release
July 26th, 2012 - Alpha 3 release
September 6th, 2012 - Beta 1 release
September 27th, 2012 - Beta 2 release
October 18th, 2012 - Final release of Ubuntu 12.10

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Remember that this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the Ubuntu Bug Tracker.

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