Its been a long time coming, but the final version of Ubuntu 12.10, codename Quantal Quetzal, goes live today and will be available from Canonical’s servers very shortly. The second Ubuntu release of the year generally is more on the bleeding edge than the LTS and features a new lock screen, revised network stack and so much more. And with Unity 6.8 and the universal search and command bar, it promises more productivity than ever before. I think Linux on desktops and notebooks has a far better chance of grabbing market share this year as more Windows users become disgruntled with the changes in Windows 8 (which is good, really). I previously promised a Linux comparison and with my coverage of Windows 8 that fell by the wayside, but I will be picking it up again shortly.
Download the latest version: Ubuntu.com (may take a while for the image to seed on the server)