Today Canonical released an update to Ubuntu 12.04 operating system upgrading it to Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’ through the update manager from the main server. This upgrade is said to have Amazon ads embedded onto the system which has been on a debate for some time for its privacy concerns. But nevertheless, it’s now upto the public to deem its effects on Ubuntu’s future.
Ubuntu is a free Linux distribution distributed and promoted by Canonical Ltd.
Here are some of the new features of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal’:
If you use web applications like Facebook, Gmail or Flickr, you’re in for a treat. You can now pin them to the Launcher on the Ubuntu desktop, so you can launch them with a single click. No more starting a browser, clicking on a bookmark and then logging in. Just go straight into the app, as if it was installed on your computer.
In Ubuntu, the Dash has always let you search your computer for your files, photos and videos. But now it does more than just search your computer – it can search all your online accounts too. So, once you’ve saved the login details in the ‘Online Accounts’ function, you can expect to see your Flickr photos, Google Drive documents and more in your search results, alongside the files on your computer.
Ubuntu aims to take the effort out of everything. Now, you can preview your search results in the Dash to see more options, without having to open more windows. Preview an album in the Ubuntu One Music Store and you’ll get the option to play tracks straight from the preview. And when you preview an app in the Ubuntu Software Centre, you can install it with just one more click.