The second Alpha of Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS) has now been released for testers and early adopters.
This alpha features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Cloud images.
These are not to be used as stable systems but please do test for bugs to report. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.
Edubuntu is the educational flavour of Ubuntu. It’s very similar to stock Ubuntu but integrates a lot of educational software, supports thin clients (LTSP) and offers an optional GNOME lashback desktop as an alternative to Unity.
The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/
More information on Edubuntu alpha 2 is published here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/Edubuntu
Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project. In this LTS cycle the Kubuntu team are working on stabalising and bug fixing.
The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/
More information on Kubuntu Alpha 2 can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/Kubuntu
Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.
The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/alpha-2/
More information on Ubuntu GNOME Alpha 2 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/UbuntuGNOME
Xubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour with Xfce, a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.
The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/
More information on Xubuntu Alpha 2 will be published here: http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-alpha-2/
UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.
The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/alpha
More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha 2 will be published here: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/trusty/alpha-2/
Regular daily images for Ubuntu (Unity) can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Trusty, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.
Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Jan 23 18:40:13 UTC 2014 by Jonathan Riddell