The final release of Ubuntu 12.10, code name "Quantal Quetzal", is ready for download: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final release of Ubuntu 12.10. Some of the new features available are: Unity has been updated to version 6.8 which contains the new default web application in the launcher, a new shopping lens, improvements to the dash and multiple bug fixes; GNOME has been updated to 3.6, accessibility is turned on by default, LibreOffice has been updated to 3.6.2. It no longer needs a separate plugin to provide built-in menubar & HUD support, Firefox and Thunderbird got updated to the current "16" version, Jockey has been deprecated in favor of a "Drivers" component in software-properties."
Release Notes:
  • Update Manager has been streamlined and renamed Software Updater. It also now checks for updates when launched. Additionally, the release upgrader portion of Update Manager has become its own package - ubuntu-release-upgrader.
  • A new Xorg stack has been introduced which includes xserver 1.13 candidate versions, mesa 9.0, and updated X libs and drivers. The new xserver provides improved multiseat support, better smooth scrolling, and a large variety of bug fixes. There is a new version of the ATI driver, and the proprietary -nvidia driver now supports the RANDR standard for monitor configuration.
  • Unity and Compiz now works on hardware supporting only GLES instructions, releasing unity to a wide range of armel machines.
  • Unity was updated to version 6.8 including support for:
    • Addition of 'More Suggestions' category which delivers commercial content to the Dash via the 'Unity Shopping Lens'
    • Numerous fixes and refinements to the dash
    • Option to prevent any network connection from the dash in the privacy gnome control center panel.
    • Support addition of webapps in the launcher by default (including Amazon & Ubuntu One Music stores)
    • An updated indicator-messages including a new libmessaging-menu api (deprecating the old libindicate library)
    • All launcher icons (except the BFB and Trash) should now be movable
    • Added the ability to unlock removable-storage icons from the launcher to de-clutter it
    • When in spread mode (Super+W) it's possible to close windows by clicking the close button revealed when hovering over them
    • Gwibber lens now features preview support in the dash
    • Webapps can now trigger package downloads where required by compliant websites visited by the user
    • Additional icons have been added to the filesystem lens to enable dragging and dropping filesystems (such as USB sticks) into the launcher
    • Previews in the video lens now show details for remote Amazon videos
    • Unity and unity-panel have been ported to atk-bridge for accessibility
  • Accessibility is turned on by default.
  • Ubuntu Medium font has been included.
  • The extra "launchpad integration" menu items which used to be added to the help menus have been dropped as they were not useful to most users and creating confusion.
    • The login greeter was updated:
    • Support for logging into remote desktops via RDP has been added, making it easier to use Ubuntu as a thin client
    • Network status is now displayed in the top panel
    • General visual refresh, with more space for long names and a better looking session chooser
  • See Complete Release Notes & Announcement

Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 Quantal
Ubuntu-12.10-pc-desktop-i386.iso (753MB, torrent)
Ubuntu-12.10-pc-desktop-amd64.iso (763MB, torrent)
Ubuntu-12.10-Mac-desktop-64bit (756MB, torrent) - Mac Users only
Ubuntu Netboot 12.10
Ubuntu Studio 12.10Lubuntu 12.10
Edubuntu 12.10 - Mirror
Xubuntu 12.10
Kubuntu 12.10

That's it, Enjoy
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