Friday, September 2, 2011
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1. Some of the new features now available are: DVD images have been revised into extended desktop images with additional language support and a few extra applications, and thereby reduced to a more manageable size of around 1.5 GB. 'Lenses' (formerly 'Places') now integrate multiple sources and advanced filtering like ratings, range, categories. Thunderbird is included as default email client including menu and launcher integration." Read the release announcement and release notes for more detailed information and known issues. Download (SHA256): ubuntu-11.10-beta1-desktop-i386.iso (699MB, torrent), ubuntu-11.10-beta1-desktop-amd64.iso (691MB, torrent). Beta 1 CD/DVD images for Kubuntu (download, release notes), Xubuntu (download), Lubuntu (download), Ubuntu Studio (download), Edubuntu (download) and Mythbuntu (download) are also available.
Bryen Yunashko has announced the availability of the third milestone release of openSUSE 12.1: "openSUSE 12.1's milestone 5 is now ready for download. Here are some interesting things you can expect to see when you try milestone 5: further changes have been made to systemd which replaces the SysInitV system, the default is still SysInitV but we encourage testing of systemd so that we can switch the default for the next release; we are focusing on the GPL-ed OpenJDK version now, this milestone is the last one that comes with the binary Java provided by Oracle; GNOME 3.1.5 is another step closer to GNOME 3.2; glibc has been updated to version 2.14." For more details please see the full release announcement. Download (mirrors): openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0250-i686.iso (696MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0250-i686.iso (664MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0250-x86_64.iso (689MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0250-x86_64.iso (678MB, MD5, torrent).