Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Has Been Released | Oneiric Ocelot

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Development release of Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 Oneiric Ocelot has been released, Alpha 3 release comes with many updated packages and visual design improvements.

What’s new in Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Oneiric Ocelot

Main Key features and packages recently added or updated to alpha 3 release are

Kernel has been updated to version 3.0.0-7.9 which is updated from version Kernel 3.0-3.4 in Alpha 2 release and based on the mainline v3.0 kernel, main changes between alpha 2 and alpha 3 releases respect to the kernel are:

  • Adopted a 3 digit kernel version, eg 3.0.0-x.y.
  • Rebase to upstream v3.0 final kernel.
  • Enable Overlayfs.
  • Enable Realtek RTL8192CU/RTL8188CU wifi driver.
  • Enable support for rt53xx wireless chipset family.
  • Enable Intellimouse mode for Lenovo Zhaoyang E47.
  • Numerous config updates.

Gwibber social network client has a newer interface and improved performance.

Lightdm GTK greeter switched to GTK3.

Gnome has been updated to unstable version Gnome 3.1.4 and getting closer to stable version Gnome 3.2 which will be available in last release of Ubuntu 11.1o Oneiric Ocelot.

New alt+tab applications switcher has a new look quite similar dock selecting applications.

Improved performance to launchers and panels.

Kubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Oneiric Ocelot comes with KDE 4.7 plasma and applications by default. also check upgrading instructions to KDE 4.7 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Kubuntu 11.04 Here.

 

Download Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3

Check Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3 release notes for upgrading instruction from 11.04 Natty Narwhal Here.

Stay tuned for closer look at Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3.

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Check Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 Review Here.

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