Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 Release

First Beta of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is available for download!

By Marius Nestor on March 1st, 2012 20:50 GMT

Softpedia is once again the first to announce today, March 1st, that the first Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system is now available for download. As usual, we've grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS development.

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What's new in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1? Well, there's a new kernel, based on the stable Linux kernel 3.2.6, which enables RC6 by default for Sandy Bridge systems, allowing GPUs to enter into a very low power consumption state.

Mozilla Firefox 11.0 is on board, bringing you a complete web browsing experience, alongside the Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0 email client, Transmission 2.50 torrent/magnet downloader, and the final version of LibreOffice 3.5.0 office suite.

The Unity interface gets improved once again in this release, bringing a kameleonic Ubuntu button that changes its color depending on your wallpaper.

Support for ClickPad devices has been added in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1, and language support for newly installed packages via Ubuntu Software Center are now automatically installed.

The system sound preferences dialog has been revamped and it looks like in the image below...
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The Privacy settings entry has been added in the Control Panel of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1, allowing users to erase every piece of history from your system.
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Last but not least, the controversial HUD (Head-Up Display) has been added in this Beta release, allowing users to interact with application's menus by pressing the ALT key.
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Automatic Apport, the crash reporting tool has been redesigned to be more user frendly, and it looks like in the image below...
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What's new in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1? Well, the first Beta version of Kubuntu 12.04 LTS is build on top of the newly released KDE Software Compilation 4.8.0 and has LightDM as the default login manager. Oxygen-GTK3, the new Calligra office suite, and Owncloud are also available.
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Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1
What's new in Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1? Well, the first Beta version of Xubuntu 12.04 LTS is still built on top of the lightweight Xfce 4.8 desktop environment, it uses the Ubiquity installer, and Alacarte no longer installs various GNOME packages and will display all Xfce-related menu items.

Also, some keyboard shortcuts were added and other replaced, and a new wallpaper has been added.
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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1
What's new in Lubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1? Well, the first Beta version of Lubuntu 12.04 LTS also has LightDM as the default login manager, with the default GTK greeter.
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Lubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1
On April 26th, 2012, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) will become the sixteenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. See you again at the end of the month (March 29th), for the second Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).

The Precise Pangolin Release Schedule:

December 1st, 2011 - Alpha 1 release
February 2nd, 2012 - Alpha 2 release
March 1st, 2012 - Beta 1 release
March 29th, 2012 - Beta 2 release
April 26th, 2012 - Final release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the Ubuntu Bug Tracker.

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