Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 released
Posted on: 03/28/2014 09:29 AM

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 has been released. This is the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 released


The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu
14.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Trusty Tahr", 14.04 LTS 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 beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop,
Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Edubuntu, Kubuntu,
Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours.

In addition to the above flavours, it's expected that, despite missing
the final beta, Mythbuntu will be participating in the final release.

This is a very exciting LTS (long term support) release for Ubuntu's
family of community flavours, as this is the first time that all of our
flavours have applied and been approved for LTS status, some for the
same five years as Ubuntu itself, and some for a shorter period of three
years. This will be highlighted on a per-flavour basis in the final
release announcement.

The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build
or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 14.04
that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the
final release expected on April 17th, 2014.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Cloud Images:
Trusty Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of
packages, including a current 3.13.6 kernel, a new upstart, and many
more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta from Ubuntu 13.10, follow these
instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrustyUpgrades

The Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

Additional images can be found at the following links:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Community Supported)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/14.04/beta-2/ (Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.04/ (Netboot)

The full release notes for Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes

Edubuntu:
Edubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu designed as a free education oriented
operating system for kids of all ages.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on the Edubuntu Final Beta cand be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Edubuntu

Kubuntu:
Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop
and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Beta2/Kubuntu

Lubuntu:
Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less
resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight
applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment,
as its default GUI.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on Lubuntu Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta2/Lubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME:
Ubuntu GNOME is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop
environment.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Beta2/UbuntuGNOME

UbuntuKylin:
UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese
users.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on UbuntuKylin Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/1404-beta-2-ReleaseNote

Ubuntu Studio:
Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of
multimedia content creation applications for each key workflows:
audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on Ubuntu Studio Final Beta can be found here:
http://ubuntustudio.org/2014/03/ubuntu-studio-beta-2-is-out/

Xubuntu:
Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable,
light and configurable desktop environment.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/14.04/beta-2/

More information on Xubuntu Final Beta can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta2/Xubuntu

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and
clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information
about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be
found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki.

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's
very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

On behalf of the entire Ubuntu Release Team,
Adam Conrad



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