Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Released (sneak peak post)

It took a few hours from this morning (6 AM EST) to see the new version of Ubuntu come out, but after a long day I have finally found time to sit down in front of my computer to talk to you about it.
First off, Ubuntu 12.10 has been released today, and so far general  feedback is mostly positive. I have noticed that some features made it into 12.10 that will be sure to make some people sigh a sigh of relief. In addition to the ability to turn that feature off, you can also control the results in the Amazon search, such as the ability to filter out Adult content (good for the kids, and a solution that is safe for work).

The first thing you should know is that Ubuntu will contain a setting to disable the Amazon Shopping Lens, which sparked a large outcry for people concerned with privacy. It is located in the setting section of Ubuntu 12.10, where other settings can be found for the system as well.
Image Credit: OMG Ubuntu
As stated in articles way back, the new Unity does include some new eye candy such as Unity previews, and on top of that the software driver that allows Unity to run full scale despite having mal-supported graphics hardware is included in this release. If your graphics card has enough power and/or decent driver support, Unity will use hardware based rendering and not software based rendering.

This is meant to be a sneek peak post, as I am working to download a 12.10 image as fast as possible so I can load it onto a USB and start snapping pictures, and of course start writing.

Update: Here is the full review.