Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" Alpha 2 is now available. This second testing release for the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.10
doesn't bring too much in the way of exciting features or major changes since the release of Alpha 1
. There is, however, GRUB2 as the default boot-loader
There are also some updated X.Org bits, the Linux 2.6.30 kernel, the latest GNOME 2.27.x packages, and other updated packages pulled in from Debian. Unlike the first alpha release, a desktop LiveCD build of Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 is also available. Updates to Kubuntu and Xubuntu are also available at this time.
The Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 release announcement can be read on their development announcement list