Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta release of the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Desktop, Server, and Cloud products.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, codenamed “Noble Numbat”, continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been very hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This Beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Cinnamon, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity and Xubuntu flavors.

The Beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper image build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on April 25, 2024.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images:

Noble Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 6.8 kernel, and much more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta from Ubuntu 23.10 or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, follow these instructions:


The Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta images can be downloaded at:

https://releases.ubuntu.com/24.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server on amd64)

Additional images can be found at the following links:

https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/noble/current/ (Cloud Images)

https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/24.04/beta/ (Non-x86)

As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20240411 or higher) should be considered a Beta image. Bugs found should be filed against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in Launchpad.

The full release notes for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta can be found at:



Edubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu designed as a free education-oriented operating system for children of all ages.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:



Kubuntu is the KDE based flavor of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:



Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Ubuntu Budgie:

Ubuntu Budgie is a community-developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Ubuntu Cinnamon:

Ubuntu Cinnamon is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the Cinnamon desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:



UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Ubuntu MATE:

Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Ubuntu Studio:

Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflow: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Ubuntu Unity:

Ubuntu Unity is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the Unity7 desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:



Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

The Beta images can be downloaded at:


Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavors, can be found at:


Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Apr 12 01:02:08 UTC 2024 by Steve Langasek on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

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