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Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” Beta 2 Is Released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2. Codenamed “Oneiric Ocelot”, 11.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle fixing bugs and introducing a couple of new features as we polish up for the release.


To Get Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2
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To upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 from Ubuntu 11.04, follow
these instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OneiricUpgrades

Or, download Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 images from a location near you:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

In addition, they can be found at the following links:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/oneiric/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Ubuntu Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Ubuntu DVD, Alternates, pre-installed ARM Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/11.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/oneiric/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Kubuntu DVD)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Xubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Ubuntu Studio)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Mythbuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/
(Lubuntu)

The final version of Ubuntu 11.10 is expected to be released on
October 13 2011.

Ubuntu Changes since Beta 1
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Some of the new features now available are:

A new set of community supported ARM architecture images will be
available between now and the release. The armel+ac100 for the Toshiba
ac100 netbook is available for download now, and armel+mx5 targeted at
the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board will be available in
one of the upcoming dailies.

GNOME got updated to current unstable version (3.1.92) on its way to
GNOME 3.2

OneConf has now been integrated into the Ubuntu Software Center to help
keep your installed applications in sync between computers.

And we continue to improve the underlying infrastructure:

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 improves support for installing 32-bit library and
application packages on 64-bit systems

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 has a new kernel based on v3.0.4.


Ubuntu Server
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Beta 2 includes Orchestra which is a collection of the best free
software services for provisioning, deploying, hosting, managing, and
orchestrating enterprise data center infrastructure services, by, with,
and for the Ubuntu Server.

Juju (formerly codenamed Ensemble) is now available as a part of Ubuntu
Server to handle service deployment and orchestration for both cloud and
bare metal. Juju has many Charms available, including OpenStack
deployment.

Xen hypervisor has been re-introduced to Ubuntu Server.


Kubuntu
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Kubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 has the latest KDE software including KDE 4.7.1
Plasma Workspaces and Applications.

Along with KDE 4.7.1, the new KDE Personal Information Management
(KDEPIM) suite 4.7 is included, which includes the new Kmail 2.

The Muon Suite 1.2 which includes Muon Software Center and Muon
Package manager is now available.

Please see https://wiki.kubuntu.org/OneiricOcelot/Beta2/Kubuntu for
details.


Edubuntu
——–

Edubuntu’s Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2 has updates to gobby-0.5 and gbrainy
version 2.

For more details on what has changed in Edubuntu 11.10, please refer to

http://www.edubuntu.org.



Mythbuntu
———

Mythbuntu Oneiric Ocelot Beta 2 has adapted Chromium to replace Firefox
by default. It now ships with Ubuntu Software Center.


Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ for further details.


About Ubuntu
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Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and
servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information
about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support .

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate .

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be
found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

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