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New Flavours of Ubuntu in Beta: News and New Screencasts

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  • Xubuntu 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Ubuntu MATE: Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Beta 1

    Ubuntu MATE 19.04 is a modest upgrade over previous releases. If you want bug fixes and improved hardware support then 19.04 is for you.

    We are preparing Ubuntu MATE 19.04 (Disco Dingo) for distribution on April 18th, 2018 With this Beta pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version.

  • Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Lubuntu 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Kubuntu 19.04 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at Xubuntu 19.04 Beta.

  • Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Now Available For Testing With Linux 5.0 + GNOME Shell 3.32 Experience

    Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" beta images have begun surfacing this evening as the first official test release (sans the generally great daily ISOs) for those wanting to begin testing this next six-month installment of Ubuntu Linux ahead of its official mid-April debut.

    Ubuntu 19.04 is shaping up to be a great update, in large part thanks to using many GNOME 3.32 components for its default (X.Org-based) desktop experience. GNOME 3.32 is a really great release from performance enhancements to bug fixes. Separate from GNOME, Ubuntu 19.04 is running around ~8% faster than 18.10 based upon our testing thus far.

  • Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta Released with Linux Kernel 5.0 and GNOME 3.32

    Powered by the recently released Linux 5.0 kernel and the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment, the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system is now available for beta testing as users can download live and installable images to test drive the upcoming release on their personal computer and give feedback to Canonical.

    Ubuntu 19.04 is also packed with up-to-date components, including GCC 8.3, Glibc 2.29, Boost 1.67, rustc 1.31, Python 3.7.2, Ruby 2.5.3, PHP 7.2.15, Perl 5.28.1, Golang 1.10.4, libvvirt 5.0, QEMU 3.1, and OpenJDK 11. It also features the latest Mozilla Firefox 66.0 web browser and LibreOffice 6.2.2 office suite installed by default.

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  • Kubuntu Disco Dingo (19.04) Beta Released

    The beta of Disco Dingo (to become 19.04) has now been released, and is available for download at

    This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours.

    Pre-releases of the Disco Dingo are not encouraged for:

    * Anyone needing a stable system
    * Anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage.

Ubuntu 19.04 Beta is Now Available to Download

  • Ubuntu 19.04 Beta is Now Available to Download

    The public beta of Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’, the next major update to the hugely popular Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, is now available to download.

    The launch of the beta, the only one planned in the current development cycle, will allow enthusiasts and developers to help test the latest update ahead of its stable release next month.

    Not long now; the final, battle-hardened version of Ubuntu 19.04 will be released on April 18th — if you haven’t already, do pop the date in your diary!

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  • Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta now available, stable release coming in April

    Like sands through the hour glass, so are the releases of Ubuntu. The folks at Canonical push out a new version of the popular GNU/Linux distribution every six months, and the next one is scheduled to ship April 18th, 2019.

    But if you want to get an early look, Ubuntu 19.04 beta is available for download starting today.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta

  • Canonical releases Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta images for testing

    According to Adam Conrad from Canonical, the beta images include the features that will be available in the final release. In addition, the images are reasonably free of showstopper and installer bugs, therefore, those who install the beta should be on the hunt for small issues that have slipped under the radar.

    In this update users will see a new default wallpaper as is customary for Ubuntu updates, the new Yaru theme includes more icons for third-party apps, GNOME 3.32 is now the default desktop environment in the main version of Ubuntu, and the Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.0 which includes support for newer hardware.

    If you’d like to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.10, you can follow these instructions. If you’d prefer to start with a fresh setup you can find ISO images for desktop and server here. The other Ubuntu spins such as Kubuntu have also got beta releases, you can find links to those in Canonical’s announcement.

Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Released For Testing: Download

  • Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Released For Testing: Download ISO & Torrent Files

    buntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Beta is finally here. In its official blog post, the Ubuntu Team has announced the release for Desktop, Server, and Cloud devices. The release date for stable version is April 18th, 2019.

    It goes without saying that the 19.04 release also brings along the betas for official Ubuntu flavors like Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu, and Ubuntu Kylin.

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Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta Released

  • Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta Released

    In terms of new features, Ubuntu Studio 19.04 will include a new version of the Ubuntu Studio Metapackage Installer, renamed to Ubuntu Studio Installer. This package is used to add features you may have opted-out of during installation. With this release, Ubuntu Studio can now be installed on top of a default Ubuntu installation or any flavor thereof such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, or Ubuntu Kylin. Documentation on this feature is coming soon.

    Another major new feature is the addition of the upcoming Carla 2.0, originally from the KXStudio project. Carla is an audio plugin host and graphical patchbay which can be used as an audio plugin itself, and also can be used as a bridge to use VST plugins compiled for Windows using WINE. Please note that this WINE bridge is not installed by default, but is available in the Ubuntu repositories.

    With the addition of Carla, jack-rack has been removed from the default installation for obsolescence reasons, and because Carla duplicates its functionality.

Now Kubuntu

  • Kubuntu Disco Dingo (19.04) Beta Released

    The beta of Disco Dingo (to become 19.04) has now been released, and is available for download at

    This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours.

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