Canonical released today, September 6th, the first Beta version of the upcoming Kubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system.
Dubbed Quantal Quetzal, Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 is powered by Linux kernel 3.5.3 and is built on top of the KDE Software Compilation 4.9 desktop environment. It features digiKam 2.8, Rekonq 1.0, Telepathy-KDE 0.5 and the latest version of OwnCloud 4.
The Beta release of Kubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is distributed as Live CD ISO images for the 32-bit, 64-bit architectures.
Enjoy the screenshot tour of Kubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 1, and also take a look at the Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 screenshot tour and Xubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 screenshot tour, as well as our in-depth announcement for Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1.
Download Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.