The first Beta of Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS) has now been released for testers and early adopters.
This beta features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and the 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 Flashback desktop as an alternative to Unity.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/
More information on Edubuntu beta 1 is published here: http://www.edubuntu.org
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 Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/
More information on Kubuntu Beta 1 can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/TrustyTahr/Beta1/Kubuntu
Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/
More information on Lubuntu Beta 1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta1/Lubuntu
Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/beta-1/
More information on Ubuntu GNOME Beta 1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Beta1/UbuntuGNOME
UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/beta-1/
More information on UbuntuKylin Beta 1 will be published here: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/
Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu focused on multimedia content creation.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/trusty/beta-1/
The release announcement can be found at: http://ubuntustudio.org/2014/02/14-04-beta-1-release/
Xubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour with Xfce, a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/
The release announcement can be found at: http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-beta-1/
The complete release notes are at: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta1/Xubuntu
Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and many other clouds.
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, beta releases and other interesting events.
Stéphane Graber, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team.
Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 27 21:01:46 UTC 2014 by Stéphane Graber