Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 Has Firefox 15

The Alternate CDs have been removed from Ubuntu!!!

By on September 6th, 2012 18:45 GMT

Softpedia is the first to announce today, September 6th, that the first Beta 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 Beta 1? Well, Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 is now powered by the Linux kernel 3.5.0-13.14 packages, based on the stable Linux 3.5.3 kernel upstream release, and the GNOME 3.6 Beta 1 desktop environment, which brings many nice features.

As you all already know, the Alternate CDs were removed from Ubuntu and some of its features were already implemented in the Desktop CD, such as encrypted installation and LVM partitioning.

The Unity interface has been updated to version 6.4 and it now features a Previews function, new effects when minimizing the apps, and a Photo Lens.

Moreover, the Mozilla Firefox 15.0 web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0 email client, and the famous LibreOffice 3.6.1 office suite were added in this Beta release of Ubuntu 12.10.

Last but not least, Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 also includes XOrg Server 1.13 RC, Mesa 9.0, GLES support in Compiz, as well as updated X libraries and drivers, including the latest Nvidia proprietary video driver.

For more details, take a look at the Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 screenshot tour!
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Xubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
What's new in Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 1? Well, the first Beta version of Kubuntu 12.10 is built on top of KDE Software Compilation 4.9. The latest version of OwnCloud 4 has been added, as well as digiKam 2.8, Rekonq 1.1, and Telepathy-KDE 0.5.

For more details, take a look at the Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 screenshot tour!
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Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
What's new in Xubuntu 12.10 Beta 1? Well, the Xubuntu team will not release images for Beta 1, but the latest build comes with updated artwork, including a new wallpaper, updated documentation, updated installer slideshow, as well as updates to LightDM, Greybird, Catfish and Parole.

Alternate CD images were also removed from Xubuntu. For more details, take a look at the Xubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 screenshot tour!
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Xubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
On October 18th, 2012, Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) will become the seventeenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. See you again at the end of the month, on September 27th, for the second and last Beta and development 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 a beta 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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