Ubuntu releases – Dubbed Quantal Quetzal, the new Ubuntu 12.10 operating system is the 17th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for two years, until April 2014, on both desktops and servers.
Powered by Linux kernel 3.5 and the GNOME 3.6 desktop environment (with an enhanced
Unity interface on top of it) the Ubuntu 12.10 release brings overall improvements, updated apps, and lots of new features.
Quantal Quetzal comes in the following official editions: Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud Server, Ubuntu ARM, Ubuntu Netboot, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Studio, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Mythbuntu.
Under the hood of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal):
- Unity 3D interface 6.6;
- GNOME 3.6 packages;
- Linux kernel 3.5;
- X.Org 7.7;
- Xorg Server 1.13;
- Mesa 9.0;
- GCC 4.7 toolchain;
- Python 2.7 and 3.2;
- Compiz Fusion 0.9.8.4.
The Ubuntu 12.10 feature tour:
- DVD only release – this is the first time when Ubuntu Desktop image comes only on DVD, as the CD images were dropped. The Ubuntu Server remains on CD though;
- No Alternate version – the Ubuntu Desktop Alternate edition was also dropped from this release – only the Desktop version remains;
- Enhanced desktop experience powered by Unity – now with Previews, Amazon search, new Lens and Scopes, suggestions, Web Apps integration, cleaner panel, as well as numerous fixes and refinements;
- LVM and full disk encryption support – implemented right in the installer;
- Web Apps – this is also the first release of Ubuntu to integrate native support for web applications;
- Up-to-date office suite – LibreOffice has been updated to version 3.6.1;
- Up-to-date web browser and email client – powered by Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird 16.0.1 products;
- 11 new beautiful wallpapers – from various photographers and artists around the world;
- Improved login screen – now with support for remote logins too;
- …and many more other small features for you to discover!
Downloads for Ubuntu 12.10
Download Ubuntu Core 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Download Ubuntu Studio 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Download Kubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Download Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Download Edubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Download Lubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Check the current Ubuntu releases below
Version Code name Docs Date released End of life span
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Rel October 13, 2016 July 2017
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Xenial Xerus Changes July 21, 2016
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus Rel April 21, 2016 April 2021
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Trusty Tahr Changes August 4, 2016 April 2019
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Trusty Tahr Changes February 18, 2016 HWE August 2016
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr Changes August 6, 2015 HWE August 2016
Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty Tahr Changes February 20, 2015 HWE August 2016
You can download all the latest of Ubuntu at Ubuntu.com
what is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu Linux is a computer operating system established under the Debian Linux handling and is shared as free/open source software making use of its desktop suite. Ubuntu literally means (“humanity towards others”) which can be traced down to the Southern African philosophy of ”Ubuntu”.
Ubuntu remote desktop
Connecting to your computer from a remote location is pretty a good thing to do. Professional Ubuntu users uses the SSH option as their remote connection tool. You will have absolute control of your computer using Ubuntu. The good news is that this feature comes with every Ubuntu OS.
How to enable Ubuntu Remote Desktop
How to turn on Ubuntu’s version of Remote Desktop has been made easy through the help of the team at mytechorbit.com . Kindly know that the feature comes by default with the Ubuntu operating system. Follow the steps below;
- Click on “Settings” then tap “Preferences”.
- After that, click on “Remote Desktop”.
- You’ll be redirected to a simple window of options.
Finally, Click the “Allow other users to view your desktop” button. This new window provides you with a set of security options. It’s exceedingly recommended that you create a password so that when other people wants to access your computer,they will be required to input your password before continuing.
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