Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2

Kate Stewart has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Ubuntu 12.04, code name "Precise Pangolin": "Welcome to Precise Pangolin Alpha 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 12.04. Alpha 2 is the second in a series of milestone images that will be released throughout the Precise development cycle. This is the first Ubuntu milestone release to include images for the armhf architecture, for the ARM CPUs using the hard-float ABI. New packages showing up for the first time include Linux Kernel 3.2.2, Upstart 1.4, Unity 5.0, LibreOffice 3.5 beta 2. See the release announcement and read the detailed release notes for a more complete picture of what's new in this release. Download (SHA256): precise-desktop-i386.iso (714MB, torrent), precise-desktop-amd64.iso (712MB, torrent). Also released today were 12.04 alpha 2 images for Kubuntu (download), Xubuntu, (download, announcement), Lubuntu, (download), Edubuntu (download) and Mythbuntu (download).

Ubuntu 10.04.4

Kate Stewart has announced the release of Ubuntu and Kubuntu 10.04.4, the fourth update of the distributions' current long-term support versions, originally released in April 2010: "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, the fourth maintenance update to Ubuntu's 10.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, alternate installation CDs and DVDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 10.04.4. This release includes updated images for the desktop and alternate installation CDs and DVDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. This is the last planned maintenance release for the 10.04 LTS series. Here is the full release announcement. Download links: ubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso (694MB, SHA256), ubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (696MB, SHA256), ubuntu-10.04.4-server-i386.iso (672MB, SHA256), ubuntu-10.04.4-server-amd64.iso (681MB, SHA256), kubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso (698MB, SHA256), kubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso (701MB, SHA256).

PCLinuxOS 2012-02 "Phoenix Xfce"

PCLinuxOS "Phoenix", an edition of the distribution featuring the Xfce desktop environment, has been updated to version 2012-02: "PCLinuxOS Phoenix Edition 2012-02 is now available for download. It features the following updates: Xfce 4.8.3 desktop environment; the Linux kernel was updated to version, additional kernels are available from our repositories; X.Org Server was updated to version 1.10.4, Mesa updated to 7.11.2 and libdrm to version 2.4.26 - this update brings enhancements to the PCLinuxOS desktop including speed, 3D desktop support for most Intel, NVIDIA and AMD/ATI video cards, better font rendering, black screen fixes for most NVIDIA cards, better Flash playback and more; Toolchain - the GCC software compiler was updated to version 4.5.2 and glibc updated to 2.13.4; locales were updated to version 2.13.1; theme update.... Here is the full release announcement. Download: pclinuxos-phoenix-2012-02.iso (675MB, MD5).