Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Has Been Released

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In the past few weeks, we have seen many of the recent changes occurred Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 Beta 1 LTS, which has just been released along with Ubuntu derivatives. So, in this post we will go through whats new in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta 1 and Download links for Precise Pangolin 12.04 Beta 1.

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin since its early development stages till now and I feel it’s quite stable, even though it has some critical bugs. So, it’s not recommended to use it in a production machine. There are a several ways to use Precise Pangolin such as try it using the live session through USB stick or install it on a Virtual Machine application “VMM”.

First thing you will notice during the installation is the Ubiquity slideshow installer featured with Precise Pangolin logo, and shows Twitter feed for “#Ubuntu” only if English languages is used. Also you will see some screenshots on the slideshow for the earlier release Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Check the live preivew for Ubiquity slideshow.

LightDM: Unity Greeter theme has been polished, and now support multiple monitors.

Check the video preview for LightDM on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu One Personal Cloud

On Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Ubuntu One provides an installer with Qt Graphical User Interface.

Ubuntu Music Store support is back for Rhythmbox Music player. You will have to activate Ubuntu One plugin from “Plugins” on “Edit”  drop down menu.

Hide System Indicator Icons from Unity Panel

Now you will able to hide some of system indicators from Unity Panel such as sound, power, Bluetooth and time & date indicators. check this post for further information.

Nautilus Quicklist And Copy Dialog support

Unity Launcher now support Nautilus Quicklist to easily access a specific path through quicklist. By default you can open Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Ubuntu One, Videos and Home directory. Also if you currently copying or moving files using Nautilus file manager, you will be able to see a copying dialog shows the copying progress.

Ubuntu The HUD Support

The HUD is a new tool allows you to search through application menus, in case you are not sure where exactly to navigate. We have seen earlier on this post Ubuntu The HUD “Head-Up Display”, by this time, it was still under heavy development and it was not officially available on the local repository for Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. Now it’s available on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta 1. Click “Alt” key to use it.

Highlights some of the recently updated packages on Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS Beta 1

  • Kernel 3.2.0-17.27.
  • The latest stable version of LibreOffice version 3.5.
  • Unity 5.4.0
  • KDE 4.8
  • MythTV 0.25 pre-release.
  • lightdm 1.1.3
  • Amarok 2.5.0
  • Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 uses LightDM instead of KDM.
  • Muon Suite 1.3 RC.
  • Check the rest of the new features and packages Here.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Release Notes.

Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Release Notes.

Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1.

Download Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1.

Check Download other download options for Ubuntu derivatives in the release announcement.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Release Schedule.

Next release Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 2 on March 22nd, 2012.

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