Friday, March 4, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 available

The third and final alpha release of Ubuntu 4.11 Natty Narwhal Is available from late yesterday, and it does major changes affecting both the internal components of the interface components will soon try to demonstrate the strong commitment of Canonical by Unity.

The official announcement details a clear focus on improvements and upgrades internally. Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 makes use of the Linux kernel 2.6.38-5.32, Which among other things updates the graphics support for graphics from AMD/ATI, NVIDIA and Intel, and avoids problems black screen during boot. In addition also fixes problems in the areas of suspension and recovery of the session after that state.

Other internal improvements are upgrading to Upstart 0.9 (the reemlazo of /sbin/init), the dpkg 1.16.0-pre for better manage packages on different architectures, And using Python 2.7 in all the main packages that make use of this programming language.

Shortcuts to applications Unity Launcher.

The application launcher has also been updated with keyboard shortcuts that allow such access different Dock items directly. To do this you must use the Super key (Windows) and then a specific key that is superimposed on the icons of the applications by pressing Super.

Progress dialogs and accountants in the launcher/dock in Unity

The launcher also allows other options quite remarkable, as Support "Drag and Drop to file applications with which we opened, the support of QuickLists, an API for show progress dialogs and meters (top image), pitcher hiding options and options for "backlight" launcher.

New options to customize the setting of the date and time.

We also have improvements in setting the date and time and how to display this information, a wizard even more attractive and powerful. The help system, Yelp 3,Has also been revamped with the help of the IDO system.

As for application upgrades: we have LibreOffice 3.3.1, Firefox 4 is in Beta 12 version (Much more polished in its integration GTK), and the control panel of Ubuntu One still getting better visual control of the service options storage and synchronization of files online.

Warning :
Always clear that it is a development version for testing and not recommended for systems that require stability

If you want to try the new version can do it in the page announcement especially in the traditional section of the subdomain ,Where you will find links to the Ubuntu Desktop and Server versions ,for both platforms 32 and 64 bits.

The next step on the way to the final version will be the Beta 1 will be available on 31 this month.
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