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First beta for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot released

Sep 02, 2011, 00:56 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The first beta of Ubuntu 11.10 includes the 3.0.0-9.15 Ubuntu-customised Linux kernel, which is based on the stable Linux 3.0.3 release. An updated and improved Unity desktop interface is also included, with components from GNOME 3.1.5, an unstable pre-release build of GNOME 3.2, providing services beneath the desktop shell. The Ubuntu Software Centre has been updated and adds new "top rated" views.

Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 in action Zoom The developers note that the "Places" functionality has been renamed "Lenses" to reflect a wider scope of use. Lenses can now display information from multiple sources, such as files, music collections or social networks, as well as allowing them to be filtered on fields such as ratings, ranges and categories

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