Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 Download Available for Opt-in Flavors

February 26, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, the next LTS (Long-Term Support) release, has reached the first Beta release. Features image for opt-in flavors: Lubuntu, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.

Beta 1 includes the Linux Kernel 4.4 (final release will ship with this kernel) and a number of software updates. As an Beta pre-release, it is only recommended for developers and those who want to test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Release Highlights:

Ubuntu Gnome:

  • GNOME Shell 3.18
  • GNOME Software has replaced Ubuntu Software Center
  • Experimental wayland session available

Xubuntu 16.04:

  • won’t have a default media manager installed

Ubuntu Kylin:

  • Kylin style lightdm greeter based on unity-greeter

Download Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1:

For a reminder of upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 release dates see the table:

March 24th Final Beta
April 14th FinalFreeze, ReleaseCandidate
April 21st Final release of Ubuntu 16.04

via: fridge.ubuntu.com

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