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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 packs GNOME 2.30

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2

The second and final beta of Ubuntu ‘Lucid Lynx’ 10.04 LTS has been released. If you’ve got a partition with Ubuntu 10.04 beta 1 installed, then updates will soon be available via the Update Manager.

Whats comes in this new pack: Well easy to verify is the presence of Gnome 2.30 desktop environment that comes with many new exciting features, the new Ubiquity slideshow and with Google as Search Provider and not Yahoo!. Now hit the link below and download the image Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2. Using TestDrive that simply downloads the latest working ISO and turns it into a virtual machine is still a valid method to test this second and final beta.

Download Ubuntu 10.04-beta-desktop.iso

[Update: 1] The official announcement:

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the second beta release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) Desktop and Server Editions and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon’s EC2, as well as Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. Codenamed “Lucid Lynx”, 10.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop Edition and Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition continue the trend of ever-faster boot speeds, with improved startup times and a streamlined, smoother boot experience.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition provides even better integration of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, with its install-time cloud setup.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server for UEC and EC2 brings the power and stability of the Ubuntu Server Edition to cloud computing, whether you’re using Amazon EC2 or your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

[Update: 2] : Updates from beta 1 to beta 2 are now available via the Update Manager