Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released
Ubuntu Changes since Beta 1
Some of the new features now available are:
A new set of community supported ARM architecture images will be available between now and the release. The armel+ac100 for the Toshiba ac100 netbook is available for download now, and armel+mx5 targeted at the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board will be available in one of the upcoming dailies.
GNOME got updated to current unstable version (3.1.92) on its way to GNOME 3.2
OneConf has now been integrated into the Ubuntu Software Center to help keep your installed applications in sync between computers.
And we continue to improve the underlying infrastructure:
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 improves support for installing 32-bit library and application packages on 64-bit systems
Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 has a new kernel based on v3.0.4.
Beta 2 includes Orchestra which is a collection of the best free software services for provisioning, deploying, hosting, managing, and orchestrating enterprise data center infrastructure services, by, with, and for the Ubuntu Server.
Juju (formerly codenamed Ensemble) is now available as a part of Ubuntu Server to handle service deployment and orchestration for both cloud and bare metal. Juju has many Charms available, including OpenStack deployment.
Xen hypervisor has been re-introduced to Ubuntu Server.
download Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 images 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-2/ (Ubuntu Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Ubuntu DVD, Alternates, pre-installed ARM Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/11.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Kubuntu DVD)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Studio)
The final version of Ubuntu 11.10 is expected to be released on October 13 2011.