Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 released

Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 has been released which is the last version of beta before the final release. There has been several improvements since beta 1. Let’ss take a tour of Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2.

Improvement in File lens

Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2

Ubuntu 12.04 includes several lens to show file, music, video and recent document on the Zeitgeist. Previously, it only used to show the file that has been recently opened. The file lens now display the result that has never been accessed.

New application added for displaying Quicklist.

quicklist ubuntu
Since beta 1 Rhythmbox, Empathy, Totem, Braserco, Remmina and Gedit now comes with quicklist.

Landscape available in System setting:

Landscape is available in system settings. Landscape is a system management tools that helps to monitor, manage and update entire Ubuntu infrastructure from single interface. You can learn more about Landscape here. Landscape is a premium service provided by canonical targeted mostly for business users. However you can try for free trial.

Improvement in HUD :

Ubuntu HUD

HUD is a new hottest topic in Ubuntu 12.04. It has got several improvements including new animation respond on several launcher behaviour such as autohide, visible on the different event . Unity 2D also got HUD display.

Improvement on multi-monitor setup

ubuntu 12.04 beta 2

Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 has better option to configure the launcher for multi-monitor setup. Launcher can be setup on the primary monitor or all used monitor. The monitor configure option can be accessed using System Settings.

Unity now supports Unity launcher progress bar support.

ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 screenshot
While installing an application, the application icon is added to Unity Launcher and display a progress bar for Installation Status.

Latest GNOME shell 3.4 on its official repositories. 

Ubuntu 12.04 precise has the latest GNOME shell 3.4 in the official repositories.This is a great news for GNOME lovers.

Default Applications:

  • Linux kernel (3.2.0-20.33) which is base on the v3.2.12 upstream Linux kernel.
  • Firefox 11, Gedit 3.3.8, Rhythmbox 2.96, LibreOffice 3.5.1, Totem 3.0.1, Transmission 2.50, Empathy 3.3.92,  Thunderbird 11 are some of the default application in Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2.
Download ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 

Final Conclusion: Ubuntu 12.04 beta 2 has various improvements since beta 1.  The Final stable version of Ubuntu is expected in April 26th.

Previous version prior to 12.04 beta 2:   alpha 1, alpha 2, beta 1

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