Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Alpha 2 now available bringing Linux Kernel 3.5

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 is available for download bringing several new things and improvements. 

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2

We are happy to announce Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 version and its availability or download. Developers are strictly fallowing development cycle they announced earlier and we can enjoy second Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal alpha version.

What’s new in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2?

1 .Linux Kernel 3.5

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 is now based on Linux kernel 3.5 packages based on earlier released Linux 3.5 RC4 kernel release. Linux Kernel is still in development and might contain bugs so use on your own risk.

2. GNOME 3.6

This Alpha version now has the latest and greatest development version of the upcoming GNOME 3.6 desktop environment. The same version of GNOME is expected to come on final version of Ubuntu 12.10.

3. Updated Nautilus

This version brings a refreshed Nautilus, which now has additional functionality, such as the new option to create a new folder with selected items. Now you can drag and drop files into bookmarks, this function recently was introduced in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but now is available in 12.10 as well.

4. Baobab: Disk Usage Analyzer 3.5.3

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 packs Baobab: Disk Usage Analyzer 3.5.3 which has an improved “home” view. If you have ever used MAC you will find similarities here, it has a large and great looking icons plus now it has separate Scan button for each partition. See screenshot bellow:

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer

5. Gwibber

Popular microblogging client for Ubuntu is now updated to early development version bringing many new features and refreshed UI. More about Gwibber you will find on its official website.

6. Ubuntu One

Ubuntu One is personal cloud service just like Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive and allows sharing and syncing files on cloud. Ubuntu 12.10 has updated version of Ubuntu One which promises better integration in apps and various small code improvements for stability and speed. More about Ubuntu One you can find here.

7. Other small fixes and improvements

Quantal Quetzal ALPHA 2 also brings several under-the-hood improvements like updated System Settings, updated Ubuntu Software Center and other improvements for better user experience. This Alpha 2 version also brings updated Thunderbird, Firefox, and LibreOffice into the game.

Ubuntu 12.10 ALPHA 2 is available for download and you can get it here.

Please be aware that this version is in early development and might contain many bags that could be a threat to your privacy and data protection. If you are not developer or complete idiot please don’t use this Ubuntu version on your main machine.

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