Archive for March, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Has Been Released

Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 has just been released.  The beta is a preview of the upcoming LTS.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid):

 To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ’12.04′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

 To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions. Note that the server upgrade is now more robust and will utilize GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of e.g. dropped connection problems.

Download the Beta 2

Beta 2 images can be downloaded from a location near you:

In addition they can be found at the following links:

 

 

 

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Beta 1 Has Been Released

The first beta of Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) was released on March 1. As always, it is a work in progress, not quite ready for prime time.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 (Maverick) on a desktop system, press Alt + F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) in the command box.  Update Manager will then come up and tell you that the new version is available for download.  Then, you just need to follow the instructions.

 

Download the Beta 1

Beta 1 images can be downloaded 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/precise/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Ubuntu Cloud Images)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Ubuntu DVD, preinstalled ARM images, source)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/12.04/beta-1 (Ubuntu Core)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/12.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Kubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Xubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Edubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Ubuntu Studio)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/precise/beta-1/ (Lubuntu)

 

New Features

Beta 1 includes the 3.2.0-17.27 Ubuntu kernel which is based on the v3.2.6 upstream stable kernel.

The default music player has been switched to Rhythmbox, which again includes the UbuntuOne music store.

LibreOffice has been updated to version 3.5.

The System Setting’s Appearance panel now allows users to easily configure some properties of Unity.


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