Second Alpha of Ubuntu 17.10 released. Ubuntu users can download the second alpha release of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu MATE.
Second Alpha – Ubuntu 17.10
On behalf of Ubuntu Release Team, Simon Quigley and Dustin Krysak, announced the release of the Second Alpha of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. They wrote:
The second alpha of the Artful Aardvark (to become 17.10) has now been released! This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Budgie and Ubuntu Kylin.
Pre-releases of the Artful Aardvark are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavour developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Alpha 2 includes some software updates that are ready for wider testing, however, it is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
While these Alpha 2 images have been tested and do work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Artful Aardvark. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 2 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 17.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.
This is Alpha 2 Release. Kubuntu Alpha Releases are NOT recommended for:
- Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
- Anyone who needs a stable system
- Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
- Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable
Kubuntu Alpha Releases are recommended for:
- Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
- Kubuntu, KDE, and Qt developers
Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.
The Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/artful/alpha-2/
Kubuntu is the KDE-based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the KDE Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.
The Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/artful/alpha-2/
Ubuntu MATE is the MATE Desktop based flavour of Ubuntu. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.
The Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/17.10/alpha-2/
Ubuntu Budgie is the Budgie Desktop based flavour of Ubuntu. Combines the simplicity and elegance of the Budgie interface to produce a traditional desktop orientated distro with a modern paradigm.
The Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/17.10/alpha-2/
Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.
The Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/artful/alpha-2/
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