Ubuntu 12.10 reviews are reeling in as the upgrade for server and desktop variants are now available for the users. Canonical Ltd., which provides access to the Ubuntu releases announced the Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade in April 2012. The recent update of the open source operating system, Linux 12.10 was named as Quantal Quetzal.
Ubuntu 12.10 release marked the final update of the Linux software this year with the first installment coming in April 2012 which was named as Precise Pangolin. Ubuntu 12.10 server provides administrators with an enhanced platform for cloud deployment by integrating the Folsom feature with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC).
Talking about the Folsom feature, Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical said, “Ubuntu Server is the reference operating system for OpenStack, which means no other operating system will work with Folsom as naturally.” Ubuntu 12.10 is not relying only on Folsom to make this version better for cloud storage, but is upgrading the provisioning system of Linux, Juju.
The goal of the new interface in Ubuntu 12.10 server is to make it easier for system administrator to visually understand, control and orchestrate their environments; physical, virtual or cloud. Moving to the desktop variant, Ubuntu 12.10 brings the cloud storage and its various applications to the desktop level. The revamped Dash interface has the ability to search both in-house as well as cloud storage.
Ubuntu 12.10 was christened as operating system for the multi-device era by Canonical CEO, Jane Silber. He said, “It makes life significantly easier for users by adapting Ubuntu to the way people really access their content today: online and on the hard drive, at work and at home, on the phone and, of course, on the PC.”
With the release of Ubuntu 12.10, the next update was announced by Canonical owner, Mark Shuttleworth as the Ubuntu 13.04. The next Linux upgrade is named as Raring Ringtail.