Ubuntu 12.10 Codenamed: Quantal Quetzal

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And finally the much awaited codename for Ubuntu 12.10 has been announced – Quantal Quetzal.  Mark Shuttleworth has announced the name in his latest blog post stating the reasons that led him to choose Quantal Quetzal. He says about different variants that he thought about naming the new version.

Install Firefox 12.0 Final in Ubuntu 12.04 / 11.10

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The Mozilla Firefox 12.0 final version has been out and can now be installed in Ubuntu. Though the release of this version was announced as April 24, 2012, it is already available on Mozilla’s ftp server. Firefox 12.0 comes with lots of security and stability improvements.

Install Opera 11.62 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

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The latest version of the popular browser Opera is available for install in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Opera features new extensions like translate, Google Mail Notifications, weather  forecast etc and user level customizations like themes and speed dial backgrounds.

Opera browser performed really well on our review and we would recommend it as an alternative to other popular browsers

Ubuntu 12.10 Release Schedule

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Even before the final release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), the Release Schedule of Ubuntu 12.10 is out now. The un-named version will see its final release on 18th October, 2012. According to Ubuntu Wiki, 12.10 willl have 3 Alpha and 2 Beta releases before heading for the final.

How to Disable Global Menu in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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Global Menu is one of the new changes that many of the Ubuntu users found annoying with the advent of Unity. It shifted the menu from the main window of the application to Gnome Panel. The global menu bar saves space, but can be confusing at times since it hides the menus by default.

Linux Mint 13 Codenamed ‘Maya’

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Clement Lefebvre has recently announced the codename for Linux Mint 13 as ‘Maya’, the new release based on Ubuntu 12.04. ‘Maya’ will be available at the end of May 2012. Linux Mint 13 should feature separate editions for MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments. The “default” edition out of these two has not been decided yet.

Install Nvidia 295.40 driver in ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin [PPA]

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Now you can install Nvidia display driver v295.40 in Ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin via PPA. This new driver has extended support for GeForce GT 635M and GeForce 610M graphic cards. Nvidia driver v295.40 has closed some security loopholes like reconfiguring GPUs to gain access to arbitrary system memory by hackers.

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