Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 Released

It’s seems not so long ago that we were all celebrating the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but straight away the Ubuntu development team begun work on the next release -Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’. Yesterday the fruits of their labour started to come to fruition with the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1.

Now, before you get too excited and start burning ISO’s – there are currently very few visual changes to the release. From what I can see, the only change so far is the naming of the ‘Update Manager’ to ‘Software Updater’. There are also some software updates like the new version of Rhythmbox and Firefox 14 Beta.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the Ubuntu developers have been slacking in the glow of the 12.04 release – it just means that the changes so far are all ‘under the hud’. If you want to download and try Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1, I have included a link below to the download page where you can find x86, x64 and ARM versions.

NOTE: I wouldn’t recommend using this on a live machine. As with all things Alpha, this is a development release and is highly likely not to function like a full release Operating System. If you want to use Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1, I would strongly consider installing it either on a spare machine (one that you don’t mind breaking) or in a Virtual Machine.

12.10 Alpha Download

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 Released
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