Mark Shuttleworth, father of the popular Ubuntu operating system, proudly announced a few miutes ago, April 23rd, the name and the goals for the next version of Ubuntu OS.
Yes, we are talking about Ubuntu 12.10, dubbed Quantal Quetzal and scheduled for release this year on October 18th.
"And so the stage is set for a decision: I give you the Quantal Quetzal, soon to be dressed in tessellated technicolour, now open for toolchains, kernels and other pressing preparatory packages." - said Mark Shuttleworth on his blog.
For Ubuntu 12.10, the developers will focus their efforts on quality! The whole interface of Ubuntu will be revamped, starting with the font, icons and theme, and continuing with the default apps. Oh, and it looks like they're finally dumping the brown!
"No, the quintessential stories of Q will be all about style on the client, with a refresh of our theme and typography, a start on new iconography and perhaps even a new form factor taking flight. So brown is out and something colourful and light is called for."
What's a Quetzal? Well, according to Wikipedia it is a trikingly colored bird from the trogon family and can be found in forests and woodlands, especially in humid highlands.
Don't forget to visit our Linux section this Thursday, April 26th, for an in-depth article about the final release of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.
Here's the complete Release Schedule for Ubuntu 12.10.
We already have the release schedule on our hands. The final version of Ubuntu 12.10 will see the light of day on October 18th, 2012.
For Ubuntu 12.10, the Ubuntu developers decided to modify the release schedule, again, to three Alpha versions and two Beta releases. Without further introduction, here is the official release schedule for Ubuntu 12.10:
June 7th, 2012 - Alpha 1 release
June 28th, 2012 - Alpha 2 release
August 2nd, 2012 - Alpha 3 release
September 6th, 2012 - Beta 1 release
September 27th, 2012 - Beta 2 release
October 18th, 2012 - Final release of Ubuntu 12.10
Keep in mind that this is a draft release schedule and can be changed anytime. We will modify this article in case anything changes.
Mark Shuttleworth will be the one who decides the codename of Ubuntu 12.10, and this will probably happen before the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS next week. For possible codenames you can check out the dedicated Ubuntu Wiki page, here.
Ubuntu 12.10 will be the 17th release of the Ubuntu operating system. Until then, we have another version that should catch our attention and invade our computers, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), which will be released in one week, on April 26th, 2012.
Until the first Alpha version of Ubuntu 12.10 will be made available for download and testing, on June 7th, we will have the first UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) event for 2012, which will take place between May 7th and May 11th in Oakland, California, USA.
Don't forget to visit our website next Thursday, April 26th, to celebrate the final release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).