Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 Has Linux Kernel 3.2

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Softpedia is the first to announce today, December 1st, that the first Alpha version 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.

Softpedia is the first to announce today, December 1st, that the first Alpha version 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.

What's new in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, the big news is that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 includes the Linux kernel 3.2.0-2.5 packages, based on the Linux kernel 3.2 RC3 development release. But first, take a look at the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 screenshout tour!

Also new in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 is that Rhythmbox is now the default music player, and Banshee was completely removed. However, there's no UbuntuOne Music Store yet, which will be ported to GTK3 soon.

Moreover, Mozilla Firefox 9.0 is now the default web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0 is the default email client. GNOME 3.2.1 is the default desktop environment, with Unity on top of it.

On the other hand, Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Alpha 1 brings the following features: Squid3 is now installed by the squid package, Cobbler is now based on the upstream 2.2.2 version, and the Openstack components are now based off Essex 2.

What's new in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, the first Alpha version of Kubuntu 12.04 LTS is build on top of KDE Software Compilation 4.7.3. There are no significant changes in this release.

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Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1

What's new in Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, the first Alpha version of Xubuntu 12.04 LTS is still built on top of the beautiful Xfce 4.8 desktop environment and features Ristretto 0.3.0, which should fix all the reported issues and bugs.

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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1

What's new in Lubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1? Well, the first Alpha version of Lubuntu 12.04 LTS features the latest version of the LXDE window manager and has switched to LightDM for the default login manager.

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Lubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1

On April 26th, 2012, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) will become the sixteenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. See you again in two months (February 2nd), for the second and last Alpha 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 an alpha 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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