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The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Quantal Quetzal Alpha 1 Release of Ubuntu 12.10 is a developer snapshot to give you a very early glance at the next version of Ubuntu.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04

To upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '12.10′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions. Please read the known issues, before trying this.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of e.g. dropped connection problems.

What is new in ubuntu desktop

In 12.10, the CD and DVD Ubuntu Desktop images are being consolidated into a single 800MB image usable on a USB disk or a DVD.

The remainder of GNOME 3.4 is now in the Ubuntu archives including Disks, Evolution, Seahorse/GNOME Keyring, and Totem. Some parts of GNOME 3.5.1/3.5.2 have already arrived with more to follow as we target GNOME 3.6 for Ubuntu 12.10.

udisks2 was uploaded to quantal and is used as the default backend for Unity and GNOME.

firefox and thunderbird have been updated to the new 13 version

Update Manager got a slightly new look, more to come in the future.

The "launchpad integration" menu items (report a bug, ask for help, translate) have been deprecated

The installer no longer offers the "migration assistant" that migrated documents and settings from other operating systems. This was a continuing source of bug reports, and the installer team felt that it was not worth the resources to bring it up to a level of quality sufficient to continue including it.

Download the Alpha 1

This release is for developers only. The Ubuntu Desktop images are now bigger than a standard CD, and you should us a USB for installation.

You can download Alpha 1 ISOs from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server)
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/quantal/alpha-1/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/quantal/alpha-1/ (Lubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/quantal/alpha-1/ (Edubuntu DVD)

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1 Comment to “Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 released and download links included”

  1. kunal says:

    As per your advice I tried to Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 Alpha 1 But not bable to do it. I am using HP Proliant server.

    dpkg -l | grep update-manager-core

    ii update-manager-core 1:0.156.14.5 manage release upgrades

    root@TEST2:~# do-release-upgrade -d
    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    No new release found
    root@TEST2:~#

    I am trying to have hands on UBUNTU server installation and upgrades. It’s a practice environment.

    Independently I am able to install both 12.04 and 12.10 Alpha 1 on same server.

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