The second Alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is due for release next Thursday (14th January) but what can you expect to find inside it?
- The GIMP will has been removed from Alpha 2
- Video editor ‘Pitivi’ has been added
- Brain training game ‘gBrainy’ will join the paired down roster of games
- Facebook game ‘Farmville’ will NOT get a menu shortcut as planned; it’s been ruled out
- The F-Spot changes we told you about in November are targeted to land in Alpha 2
- Ubuntu Netbook Remix Officially Renamed/Branded as Ubuntu Netbook Edition from this point onwards.
- A 2D launcher for Netbook Edition will be available to machines with no/limited graphics support. Users with graphics drivers can also choose to enable it.
Social from the start
- The Social integration features Lucid is getting (read about them here) have been postponed until Alpha 3.
- A new boot recovery option
- Plymouth involved in boot/shutdown process
If you haven’t installed recent updates to Lucid Alpha 1 you’ll notice Nautilus looks a tiny bit different in Alpha 2. A few menu items have been nudged about and the “view” tools now sit on the top toolbar.