Today has been an important day for Ubuntu-based operating systems and the users who have them installed on our computers: the second beta (First public) of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and all its flavors. One of these flavors is Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS and, as expected, has not arrived with the latest version of its graphical environment, 01:00 GNOME 3.20 is available to developers of operating systems since last Wednesday.
This second beta is not a bigger release. We could say that it is an update that has focused on correcting errors thinking about its public availability, so that any user who decides to try it does not experience more problems. The best part is that Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 uses it GNOME Software as the default package manager, leaving aside an Ubuntu Software Center that I don’t think anyone will miss. It also uses GNOME Calendar and other GNOME applications that are not available in the current version.
Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS is now available for anyone who wants to try
The second beta of Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS fixes bugs such as the GNOME Control Center sharing panel and various issues related to the installation of language packs and support for iBus. Like other Xenial Xerus operating systems, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS comes with Linux Kernel 4.4.6.
On the other hand, this new version of the flavor of Ubuntu with GNOME graphical environment comes with an experimental session of Wayland, But is disabled by default. Users who want to try it will have to manually install the package gnome-session-WAYLAND to be able to select the “GNOME on Wayland” session from the login screen.
If you want to download Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 Beta 2, you can do so from its official website, available at THIS LINK. If you want to try one of the second betas of the rest of the official flavors of Ubuntu 16.04, you can do so from the page cdimage.ubuntu.com.