When Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS was released, it became a popular discourse among open-source software users. Not just because of it is a Long Term Support release, it is among the top stable choice for individual and corporate users. Not very long when an alpha version of its successor was announced, the “Quantal Quetzal” or Ubuntu 12.10. It is currently at its pre-release stage and not meant for production purposes. Even though it is scheduled to be released on October 18, notable performance optimizations have already been developed.
Various Linux information websites have initiated testing for the Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS successor. Aside from its structure more compatible with Intel hardware, various updates have been impressive among tests. Ranging from performance fixes to flourishing of additional features, The new “Quantal Quetzal” is packed with better and much stable system:
Linux Kernel 3.4 – With the release of Linux Kernel 3.4 a few months ago, its already been incorporated with Ubuntu 12.10. Its feature include extensive support for several graphic cards, security modules, and updates to Btrfs file system.
GCC 4.7 – The new Ubuntu 12.10 upgrades to GNU Compiler Collection 4.7 from version 4.6 of 12.04 LTS.
Python 3.0 – Ubuntu 12.10 desktop image will no longer include Python 2; instead it will transition to carrying Python 3 when the final version is released. Alpha-1 will have both as of now until further porting is done.
Before the debut of the beta version in September, there are possible two more alpha versions. From its October 18 release, support will be provided until April 2014.