Subject: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Final Beta released
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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:
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:
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
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