Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" Beta 1 Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 25 February 2016 at 04:44 PM EST. 6 Comments
Opt-in flavors of Ubuntu have today issued their first beta of the "Xenial Xerus" release.

Participating today in the 16.04 Beta 1 milestone are Lubuntu, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, and Ubuntu Kylin. Remaining notably absent from these 16.04 milestone releases is Kubuntu.

Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 features various Xfce package updates, Ubuntu GNOME is now mostly riding off a GNOME 3.18 stack, and they're all now utilizing the Linux 4.4 kernel with Mesa 11.1.2 + LLVM 3.8 and GCC 5.3.1 as some of their primary components.

More details on all of today's opt-in flavors of Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 can be found via the ubuntu-devel-announce message. Ubuntu 16.04 is scheduled to be officially released on 21 April as the next Long-Term Support release of the operating system. Coming up before then is the UI freeze on 10 March, final beta on 24 March, kernel freeze on 7 April, and final freeze on 14 April.
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