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    Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Now Available

    Very funny Canonical!

    Download: 32-bit / 64-bit / Network Installer / Torrents



    Last edited by Arthur; 18th October 2012 at 10:13 PM.

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    Canonical is becoming more like Apple with the next release of Ubuntu.

    Key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret, to escape the critics' ire
    In a twist that is sure to raise eyebrows and cause no end of neckbeard scratching, Canonical founder and Ubuntu’s de facto spiritual leader, Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret.

    The reasoning is simple: Ubuntu 13.04 (dubbed Raring Ringtail, after the ring-tail cat/raccoon) will contain some features with “high ‘tada!’ value” (Shuttleworth’s words), and he would rather they stay secret until the big reveal. Judging by his words, Shuttleworth is sick of Ubuntu features being torn apart by critics before they're ready. “ We've … figured out that critics will be critics whether you discuss an idea with them in advance or not. Working on something in a way that lets you refine it till it feels ready to go has advantages: you can take time to craft something, you can be judged when you're ready, you get a lot more punch when you tell your story, and you get your name in lights.”

    In short, Shuttleworth is upset at the panning that Canonical’s Unity interface received — and he also wants better, broader, more excitable news coverage when new versions of Ubuntu drop.

    As for what these secret features actually are, Shuttleworth says that Canonical’s skunkworks project (so called after Lockheed’s secretive R&D Skunk Works department) has something for everyone, from “webby, to artistic, to scientific, to glitzy, to privacy-enhancing, to analytical". Unfortunately, that’s all we have to go on — and if you want to find out more, you'll need to be a contributing member of the Ubuntu community that has “established credibility". (Source)

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    Has anybody upgraded?

    I think I'll hold off for a while as 12.04 is running splendidly on my home computers and the bug list for 12.10 looks a bit off-putting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Canonical is becoming more like Apple with the next release of Ubuntu.
    Removing foot from mouth...
    Mark Shuttleworth: “I Really Screwed Up” | OMG! Ubuntu!

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    12.10 running lovely here so far. It's all that's installed at home, has been for years

    Not a great fan of the new Amazon adware, though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Canonical is becoming more like Apple with the next release of Ubuntu.
    Yeah, bearing in mind some of their decisions have been questionable (from the perspective of "has been using Linux for years and isn't convinced by current Ubuntu direction"), there's a bit of scope for this decision to bite them much harder.

    Ubuntu: Hey we've done $thing and we're releasing it tomorrow.
    World: WTF?

    vs

    Ubuntu: Hey, we're working on thingy, ready in six months.
    World: Erm.....how about changing $foo?
    Ubuntu: You're all hamster-faced elephant poop cleaners and I hate you.
    *interlude*
    Ubuntu: *calms down*, oh, all right....we'll look into it.

    ....and since they're working on Open Source software, it's not like they're going to be able to hide the committs.

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    12/10 runs fine here, not run into any issues yet

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    Good news. I might take a chance over the weekend. I keep my /home on a separate partition so even a 12.04 re-install won't be a catastrophe. I use a lot of PPAs for my music and photo software, so I must wait for these to appear first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Has anybody upgraded?
    Got 12.10(classic desktop) at home, running 12.04(Unity) at work (cant get upgrade to work - I may reinstall over half term)

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    Now the £620,643.29 question (at today's exchange rate) - did you upgrade or do a fresh install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Now the £620,643.29 question (at today's exchange rate) - upgrade or fresh install?
    I always fresh install - keeping my home partition. Not worth the hassle!

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    Was planning on building a low powered Server at home using 12.04 but may try this as well and see how I get on!

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    Well, I upgraded and it went well. I went for a normal upgrade and had no problems.

    12.04 had an annoying pause re-connecting the wi-fi as my laptop came out of hibernation, but now this has been fixed in 12.10. All in all, well pleased.
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    I have to say, Kubuntu 12.10 has run very well for me. This has been the easiest Linux install yet, touch wood. All the hardware I have tested works, sound needed some tweaks but works and the only problem left is the /home partition failing to mount on startup causing my profile picture and wallpaper to reset.



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