Two web-apps are on-course to come pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.10: Amazon.com and Ubuntu One Music Store. Their addition is enabled by the introduction of integrated web app support in Ubuntu - an innovative feature that allows websites to "interact" with the Ubuntu desktop.
Ubuntu's Messaging Menu has been updated with a couple of new features in the development builds fo 12.10 - the most notable of which is the ability to hide.
Support for Remote Desktop Logins directly from the login screen has been enabled in Ubuntu 12.10. The feature will allow you to enter a full-screen remote login without needing to login to Ubuntu itself, or install additional apps. It all happens 'out of the box'.
A new-look default wallpaper for Ubuntu has landed in the 12.10 development builds. Sure to delight many, the new default wallpaper is not a direct iteration on the (infamous) "purple salad" wallpaper that has been used in the last 5 releases of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu developers have decided against the new 'un-minimise' animation present in Ubuntu 12.10, reverting it back to the original effect. The "magic lamp" effect for un-minimising windows was added to Ubuntu 12.10 in late August.
It's official: the Ubuntu Live CD is dead. Ubuntu 12.10 will increase the maximum size of its disc image from 700MB to 800MB, thereby making it too big to fit onto traditional CD-R media.
The first beta build of Ubuntu 12.10 has been made available for download. In the 42 days between the last Alpha release and this beta, a bucket full of change has been chucked over the Quetzal, including new Unity features, theme tweaks and the retirement of Unity 2D.
The latest version of LibreOffice introduces something nice for Ubuntu users: native App Menu integration. For Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04 LibreOffice required an additional packaged to be installed before it could integrate with Ubuntu's App Menu.
A wallpaper from Ubuntu 12.10's community gathered set has been removed. And it happened to be my favourite...
The new GNOME-flavoured spin of Ubuntu 12.10 has released an early alpha build for testers to try. Aiming to provide as 'pure' a GNOME experience as possible on Ubuntu, the spin uses the latest beta of GNOME 3.6 as its default desktop environment.
12 new wallpapers have landed in ubuntu 12.10 - just days after the Ubuntu wallpaper contest itself closed.
Ubuntu 12.10 has updated the Unity Greeter – aka login screen – with some minor visual tweaks. None of the changes are drastic, and for many will be barely noticeable. The changes, or ‘finesse’, are subtle and incremental improvements to the padding, styling and alignment of items on greeter.