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The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Ubuntu
12.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Quantal Quetzal", 12.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition 
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.  The team has been hard 
at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This release now has a consolidated set of Ubuntu images.  There is no
longer a traditional CD sized image, DVD or alternate image set, but 
rather a set of 800MB desktop images that can be used from USB or DVDs.   

With Ubuntu 12.10,  Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio 
also reached Beta 1 status today.


Ubuntu Changes
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Some of the new features now available are:



 * When installing packages through the software center, the corresponding 
   language support packages are now installed automatically as well. 

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ for details.


Ubuntu Server and Cloud Images
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Kubuntu
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Kubuntu 12.10 has updated KDE's plasma and applications to 4.8.  In
addition other significant changes include:

 * Telepathy-KDE brings improved instant messaging to Kubuntu, offering 
   easy chat capabilities on Facebook, MSN, GMail and many other services.

 * Amarok 2.5 has added an MP3 shop and integration with GPodder, an 
   online personal podcast archive.

 * The Calligra office and creativity suite is now available, 
   featuring Krita the world's best painting app and top MS Office file 
   importers.

Please see  https://wiki.kubuntu.org/QuantalQuetzal/Beta1/Kubuntu for
details. 


Edubuntu
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Edubuntu 12.10 ...

For more details on what has changed in Edubuntu 12.10, please refer to
http://www.edubuntu.org 


Lubuntu
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...

For more information about the changes in Lubuntu 12.04, 
please go to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu.


Ubuntu Studio
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Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 1 ships ...
 

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/quantal/beta1 for more details
on the above products.


About Ubuntu
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Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and
servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases.  A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information
about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support .

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at:  http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate .

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
improve this and future releases of Ubuntu.   Instructions can be 
found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .


To Get Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
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To upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 from Ubuntu 12.04, follow 
these instructions:

  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades

Or, download Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 images from a location near you: 

  http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server) . 

In addition they can be found at the following links:

  http://releases.ubuntu.com/quantal/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
  http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Ubuntu Cloud Images)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Ubuntu DVD, preinstalled ARM images, source)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/12.10/beta-1/
  (Ubuntu Core)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/12.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Kubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Edubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Ubuntu Studio)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/quantal/beta-1/ 
  (Lubuntu) 


The final version of Ubuntu 12.10 is expected to be released 
on October 18, 2012.


More Information
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You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki. 

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's
very low volume announcement list at:

  http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce