Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 (Oneiric Ocelot) Released

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The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2.Codenamed “Oneiric Ocelot”, 11.10 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 fixing bugs and introducing a couple of new features as we polish up for the release.
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.

Ubuntu Server

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://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/oneiric/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Kubuntu DVD)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Xubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Ubuntu Studio)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Mythbuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-2/ (Lubuntu)

The final version of Ubuntu 11.10 is expected to be released on October 13 2011.

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16 Responses

  1. anonymouse says:

    ubuntu 11.10 beta 2 suck cant install gnome-shell

  2. eka says:

    Can beta 1 be upgraded to beta 2 with no problem? or a fresh install is recommended?

  3. Jaysus says:

    Gnome shell crash on beta 2

  4. admin says:

    This is the response from developers

    Yes, gnome-shell is temporarily uninstallable; we’re waiting for caribou to arrive in the repositories. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  5. anonymouse says:

    Many of poeples dont like unity.I think if ubuntu cant use gnome-shell somebody must move to other distro.

  6. danrgmc says:

    In my opinion unity was a big mistake, it really sux! (imho) does anybody know if Gnome 3 is compatible with Oneiric beta 2? Will it be in the repos?

  7. Ravi says:

    I think Ubuntu team made a great mistake by adopting unity and leaving the Gnome shell. Many of the Ubuntu fans are very sad. But it is up to the canonical what they are doing. But unity overall is not such a bad shell. I just hate Gnome 3 which removed the panels. I was just happy with Ubuntu 11.04 with gnome 2.x.

  8. Concerned Netizen says:

    @Ubuntu developers: Why isn’t Gnome Shell officially supported? The first thing *almost everyone* around my office is going to do is to get rid of Unity anyway. You are pushing unwanted, flawed, misdesigned software down our collective throats. Not cool. I have stopped recommending Ubuntu for now and will probably switch to Fedora if Canonical continues to ignore its users’ voices.

  9. eka says:

    Oneiric Beta2 installer fails for me 😛

  10. cjnucette says:

    @Jaysus: try installing mutter:
    sudo apt-get install mutter.

    @eka: Try alternate iso, worked for me.


  11. mark ibpedy says:

    OMG Ubuntu,
    What are you thinking everything is broken in this new release. Nautilus does not preview music Drives don’t mount manually anymore. No telling what application is going to try to open Nautilus (VLC keeps wanting to try on my machine and even when I change it in the config file it reverts back after updates. Zeitgeist looks like built in spyware…truly disapointed

  12. Sebastian says:

    Ubuntu 11.10 update from 11.04
    for sandybridge and intel Sucks! My computer is much slower! Fortunately the ubuntu developers gave the option of using Xfce but that is not a leap foward, certainly.

    Bytw Unity sucks! I cannot use two monitors (internal intel card and external Nvidia Cuadro)…

    If we have to stick to Unity i will most probably consider changing to another distro..

  13. danrgmc says:

    I’ve been an Ubuntu user since 2006, (started with 6.04). during this time I’ve always been faithful, overcoming numerous problems here and there. I’ve spent quite a bit of time with Oneiric as a guest OS (Virtualbox) on Natty. Having tried Unity, Gnome 3, Gnome-shell with all the helper apps out there and I can now say they ALL SUCK! We shouldn’t have to dig around for files or apps which used to be at our fingertips. I would really appreciate any suggestions as to any distro which comes the closest to the Gnome 2 experience. Thank You

  14. Pagan says:

    Tried it again, just like 11.04 unity sucks, sucks big time. A tablet/phone interface does not work well on a desktop nor laptop. Get a clue Canonical ….. I’ve been exploring KDE, where I do miss the classic Gnome interface along with the speed/reliability at least they have the sense to differentiate between a KIOSK/Phone/Tablet interface and a Desktop ……

  15. sam says:

    why!!!! ubuntu 11.10 is utter nonsense simply complicated..hey..fix it or loose it..:((

  16. danrgmc says:

    @ pagan, I’m trying out Linux Mint 11.0 (Katya) and so far I like it a lot. The desktop is real easy to navigate, which is the most important feature for me. Mint seems to be Ubuntu with a different desktop environment. The fact that all the extras we have to install in Ubuntu to enjoy full multimedia access are all included are a plus, too.
    I’m now going to see if Ubuntu repositories are all compatible; if so I’m probably going to drop Ubuntu.

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