The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Oneiric Ocelot Beta 1 Release of Ubuntu 11.10 gives a preview of the next version of Ubuntu.
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, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
This release introduces a new set images called Ubuntu Core. These include a minimal software and are can be used as the basis for customized Ubuntu distributions and products.
The DVD images have been slimmed down to 1.5GB, retaining a complete set of language packs, for faster downloading and use on USB drives.
With Ubuntu 11.10, we also welcome a new Ubuntu family member, Lubuntu! Lubuntu, together with Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, and Ubuntu Studio also reached Beta 1 status today.
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/oneiric/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/beta-1/ (Ubuntu Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/beta-1/ (Ubuntu DVD, preinstalled ARM images, source)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/11.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-1/ (Kubuntu DVD, preinstalled ARM images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/oneiric/beta-1/ (Ubuntu Studio)
Some of the new features now available are:
DVD images have been revised into extended desktop images with
additional language support and a few extra applications, and thereby
reduced to a more manageable size of around 1.5 GB.
“Lenses” (formerly “Places”) now integrate multiple sources and advanced
filtering like ratings, range, categories.
Thunderbird is included as default email client including menu and
Déjà Dup is included as the default backup tool, making it easy to
create backups and upload them to Ubuntu One.
The new gwibber landed in Oneiric bringing improved performance and a
new interface using the most recent GNOME technologies.
GNOME got updated to current unstable version (3.1.5) on its way to
LightDM now uses the new Unity greeter by default.
The indicators have been visually refreshed, including a refactoring of
the session indicator and a new power indicator.
The Ubuntu Software Center adds new “top rated” views to the main
category page and all subcategory pages, it allows you to edit or delete
your own reviews, and has had a significant speedup for standalone deb
And we continue to improve the underlying infrastructure:
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 enables support for installing 32-bit library and
application packages on 64-bit systems
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 has a new kernel based on v3.0.3.
GNU toolchain has transitioned to be based off of gcc 4.6 for i386,
amd64, and ARM omap3/omap4 architectures.
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