Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Has Been Released | What’s New | Download

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We almost there. The second beta release of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has been released. Ubuntu Developer has just announced Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 along with Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 different flavors, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu.

What’s New In Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2

Here are some of the changes and improvements since Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 released:

  • Improved handling installation 32-bit library on 64-bit systems.
  • Gnome got updated to development version 3.1.92. “Ubuntu 11.10 Final release will come with Gnome 3.2″.
  • OneConf has been integrated to Ubuntu Software Center to easily keep syncing your installed application between different computers.
  • Kernel has been updated to version 3.0.0-11.18 which based on Kernel 3.0.4.
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 has a polished look with few changes since Beta 1 released. Window decorator has been reverted to gtk-window-decorator instead of unity-window-decorator for performance reasons. “This means that the “1 px border” for resizing window is back temporarily”. Dash and launcher appear underneath windows.
  • Synaptic package manager and Pitivi video editor are no longer pre-installed on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, however you still can install them from Ubuntu repository.
  • Check Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot blueprint list for all changes.

How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal To Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 is a development release, not recommended to use in a production machine.

Press Alt+F2 then type

update-manager -d

It will tell there’s a new distribution 11.10 available, click upgrade then follow on screen instructions.

For Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal server

Install update manager core if it’s not already installed.

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Then, follow upgrade instructions.

Report any bugs you find Here

Download Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Release Notes and Release Announcements.
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