Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 has been released!

Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 is released. Ubuntu 11.10 is a developer snapshotto give you an early glance at the next version of Ubuntu. As with every new release, packages–applications and software of all kinds–are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian’s Unstable branch, others have been explicitly pulled in for 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.


What`s new in this Alpha release?

GNOME 3 updates

Alpha-2 ships GNOME 3.0, with some parts already upgraded to the 3.1.2 alpha releases.

Unity, the theme, and Ayatana scrollbars were updated for GTK/GNOME 3. 


The standard email client is now Mozilla Thunderbird. GNOME Evolution continues to be supported, but is not on the CD images. (desktop-o-default-email-client)


The Déjà Dup backup system is now included in the standard installation, providing simple and secure user data backup over the network. You can set it up in the “Backup” category in the control center. (desktop-o-deja-dup-default)

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Login manager

lightdm replaced gdm as the login manager. Please note that the theme is only preliminary; please do not report bugs about missing icons, or the bad visual design. (desktop-o-lightdm)

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You can download Alpha 2 ISOs from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/oneiric/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/oneiric/alpha-2/ (Xubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/oneiric/alpha-2/ (Edubuntu DVD)

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