"We compare Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 to find out which is the fastest Operating System with HTML5, Octane, Peacekeeper, Sunspider and V8. We will also be testing the Operating Sytems to find out how quickly they start up and shut down. We are testing Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 using the Firefox 19.00 browser which supports both Operating Systems."
UBUNTU 12.10 FEATURES
"Ubuntu 12.10 breaks down the barrier between the PC and the web. Ubuntu 12.10 integrates the desktop and the Internet, enabling people to easily access content and applications - whether the live locally or online. Ubuntu 12.10 makes it possible to integrate the most popular web-based applications as if they were native applications. Ubuntu 12.10 is the perfect alternative for anyone considering a move to Windows 8 - providing a modern operating system that works naturally across devices."
"Here are some of the powerful new features you will find with Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. New GRUB 2 boot loader. Graphics makeover for Ubuntu Greeter and the default theme. Remote login/remote desktop access added to Greeter log-in prompt. Nautilus file manager sticks at version 3.4. Linux kernel incremented to version 3.5. Unity revs to 6.8.0; Unity 2D is dropped; previews added. Software Updater simplified. Dash search returns online results from Ubuntu One and Amazon. Dash preview. New Dash Photo lens; new Gwibber icon. New Share Links tab in Ubuntu One Control Panel. New centralised management for online accounts. New versions for some bundled applications. Disk image is now 800MB, so install requires a USB memory or a DVD. Menus are reorganised and many previous menu choices consolidated under Dash. Python revs to version 3 (with version 2 still supported for now)."
"Fast, free and incredibly easy to use, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktop PCs, laptops and servers around the world. Ubuntu will work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras, music players and smartphones and it comes with free apps."
"Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu's stylish, intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from, Ubuntu gives you a clean and streamlined experience that you can really make your own."
"An operating system is what makes your computer work, running all your programs and managing your hardware. Other examples include Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X."
"Ubuntu uses the Linux kernel which makes use of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and multiple cores. It scales very well from low end single cpu systems to high end supercomputer clusters with thousands of multi core CPUs."
"With Ubuntu, you can do all the things you can do with other operating systems. But with Ubuntu you can do them faster, more securely and, of course, for free."
"Ubuntu works brilliantly with a range of devices. Simply plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and you'll be up and running straight away. No installation CDs. No fuss. And it's compatible with Windows too! So you can open, edit and share Microsoft Office documents stress free."
"Ubuntu is free and it always will be. That's because it's the work of open source software experts from all over the world people who believe software should be free."
"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."
"You can surf in safety with Ubuntu with confident that your files and data will stay protected. A built in firewall and virus protection are available. And if a potential threat appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click. You get added security with AppArmor, which protects your important applications so attackers can't access your system. And thanks to Firefox and gnome keyring, Ubuntu helps you keep your private information private. So whether it's accessing your bank account or sharing sensitive data with friends, you'll have peace of mind when you need it the most."
UBUNTU 12.10 REVIEW