This Week in Linux: Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, and More

There have been quite a few announcements to come out of the Linux world recently. Ubuntu and Mageia got  developmental releases while openSUSE and Arch announced their newest versions. The PCLinuxOS team released their "KDE FullMonty" update and a new Slackware derivative popped up on the scene.
Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
Seems the announcement of a beta release of an upcoming Ubuntu release isn’t getting quite the press and excitement it once did, but it’s still a top rater. This week a lot of news came out from the Ubuntu camp and one of them was the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1.
The release announcement said, "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Some of the new features now available are: consolidated client images now support the logical volume manager (LVM) as well as full disk encryption; Update Manager has been renamed Software Updater and now checks for updates when launched; a new X.Org stack has been introduced which includes X.Org Server 1.13 candidate versions, Mesa 9.0, and updated X libraries and drivers; Unity has been updated to version 6.4 including support for

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