Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Arrives for Testing

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 29, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 has been in development since late last Fall, but today brings the last public developmental release before final. So now is the time to test and report any bugs. The announcement said, "The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features but mostly fixing bugs."

The Big Changes:

Some of the big changes since Beta 1 are:

● "A new Ubuntu kernel (3.2.0-20.33) which is base on the v3.2.12 upstream Linux kernel.

● Updates to our new way to quickly search and access any desktop application's and indicator's menu, called the HUD, can be accessed by taping the Alt key and entering characters

● LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5.1

● Ubuntu One has a new control panel to provides an installer, setup wizard, ability to add/remove folders to sync, and more"

Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio also released Beta 2 versions of their Ubuntu derivatives.

12.04 Alpha 1 was released on December 1, 2011 followed by Alpha 2 on February 2, 2012. Beta 1 was released on March 1. Various internal milestones will pass in April, but Final should be released to the public on April 26.

Downloads can be found at ubuntu.com or see specific links in the announcement.