The H takes a peek
at the first beta for Ubuntu 11.10 ("Oneiric Ocelot"). "Package updates include Python 3.2, GCC 4.6.1, CUPS 1.5.0, Shotwell 0.11, and version 3.4.2 of LibreOffice (3.4.3 arrived at the end of August). Added packages include the Déjà Dup backup tool. The beta of Firefox 7 is included and Thunderbird 7 beta is now the default email client with menu and launcher integration; stable versions are scheduled for release on 27 September. [...] Other changes include a new Alt+Tab switcher, multiarch support (improving 32bit library and application handling on 64 bit systems), a new login screen that uses LightDM and Unity 2D, for use on systems without 3D acceleration, has moved closer to the 3D version of Unity. The desktop session and power indicators have also been revamped.
" Beta 2 is scheduled for September 22 and the final release for October 13.
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