The first beta version that will become Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with codename “precise pangolin”, has been released by Ubuntu Development Team. the stable version will be released at the end of April 2012.
if you have time on your hands, and want to contribute as Bug hunters, download an install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 on your PCs or Laptops. For the rest, here are a few screen shots and video demo.
What is New in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1?
It’s Ubuntu 12.04 prime feature and, with the beta release, is now readily available on the desktop – just hit the Alt key to reveal it.
Everyone loves videos and the beta introduces a new multimedia lens capable of searching online services (such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube Movies) for films and TV Shows. The lens also searches through the metadata of files store in your Video folder.
If you’re precious about what information your computer logs about you and your activities then you will appreciate the introduction of new privacy options in theSystem Settings pane.
It’s here that you can choose which applications, files and/or folders are logged by Ubuntu inorder to relay activity information in the Dash/other apps. For the ubersecretive there’s even an ‘off’ button to disable all logging.
Other Misc Changes since Alpha 2
The Ubuntu One client got a Qt makeover (or makeunder depending on your opinion) to bring it into line with the style of the online and Windows client interfaces.
The Bfb, workspace switcher and trash launcher items now match the Dash colouring.
Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 included New Apps Firefox 11, LibreOffice 3.5 and Nautilus 3.3.5.
Watch Video Demo Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1
On this release introduces a new set of images for the ARMv7 “hard float” ABI, denoted as armhf. There are still some armel images around, as we finish the migration, but 12.04 for ARM will be based on armhf.
The technology that allows GPUs to go into a very low power consumption state when the GPU is idle (RC6) is now enabled by default for Sandy Bridge systems, which should result in considerable power savings when this stage is activated.
The CD image size has been adjusted to 703MB to squeeze in every bit of package goodness we can on the installation CD images. With Ubuntu 12.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio also reached Beta 1 status today.
via : OMGubuntu