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Ubuntu 11.04 Officially Released

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Ubuntu users, after three alphas and two beta releases, we are pleased to announce that Ubuntu 11.04 is here, today (April 28th), available on mirrors worldwide (see the download links at the end of the article).

It is our greatest pleasure to introduce you guys to the highlights of Ubuntu 11.04, dubbed Natty Narwhal. It all began on August 17th, 2010, when Mark Shuttleworth announced the Natty Narwhal operating system, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu OS.

Ubuntu 11.04 is also the 14th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.

Under the hood of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal):

· Unity interface; · GNOME 2.32.1; · Linux kernel; · X.Org 7.6; · Xorg Server 1.10.1; · Compiz Fusion 0.9.4; · New artwork.

The Ubuntu 11.04 feature tour:


Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 Is Available for Download

A few minutes ago, the first Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system was made available for testing by the Ubuntu developers. As usual, we’ve grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 11.04 development cycle.

What’s new in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1? Well, first of all you should know that this is the first of two Beta releases for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system. The second version should have small modifications from this one, with lots of bugs fixed. The Beta releases can be tested by any user!

If you want know more about all the nice features included in this release, check out our First Look article for Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1. The kernel packages in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 were upgraded to version 2.6.38-7.39, based on Linux kernel 2.6.38, which re-enables the vesafb module in order to prevent screen corruption and GPU hangs on boot.

“We also saw a scattering of device quirk patches to enable some problematic audio devices. Going forward we’ll continue to pull in the upstream 2.6.38.y stable updates to help resolve any issues and keep our focus on delivering a solid kernel for the Ubuntu 11.04 release.” – was stated in the release notes.

Unity has been greatly improved in this Beta version and Canonical wants you to test it and report back. At this moment, Unity allows you to drag & drop icons, re-order icons, quick-lists on the right-click context menu, keyboard navigation, keyboard shortcuts, ability to switch between running apps.


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