Ubuntu 12.10 New Features

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal – New Features

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Alpha version releases few days ago. You can download and try it here

Next question is what are the new features in 12.10. Top features are:

1. Linux Kernel 3.4

Latest version in its series with next-generation file system ( Btrfs ), better error handling, speed and supports a number of freshly released GPU processors and platforms.

2. GNOME 3.6

Expecting Gnome version 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10

3. Python 3.0

Ubuntu 12.10 will official ship with Python 3.0 first time. This is a very nice improvement because Ubuntu extensively uses Python for packaging and developer take the advantage of it.

4. Firefox

Firefox 13.0 will be available in 12.10 by default. Users can download it now also. read more here 

5. GCC 4.7

Ubuntu 12.04  included version 4.6 while Quantal Quetzal’s will have version 4.7.

Apart from above 12.10 will have new Update Manager, Single 800MB image ( no CD support, only USB or DVD ) etc.

The final release is expected on October 18, with support through April 2014.