The hour is approaching. Yesterday, March 22, began the final countdown to one of the most anticipated releases in recent years, the final version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), in the form of freezing its final beta, at which point developers can no longer deliver more changes. tomorrow March 24, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be available in beta and Canonical will make the ISO images of the trial version of its operating system available to anyone who wants to test it.
Since a long time, Canonical is just releasing a beta of Ubuntu and does so a month before the official release. Some of their flavors do release Alpha versions, which helps them test parts of the system that could not be tested otherwise, as many of the major changes focus on the standard version of Ubuntu. I know many of you may be thinking that you have already been able to test the next version of the system developed by Canonical, but the version that was available was a “Daily Build”, a test version with many more changes and potential problems than a current beta.
The final beta of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will arrive on March 24th
Tomorrow it will be possible to download ISO images of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and, good news for owners of a computer with limited resources, will be available in 32-bit in addition to the logical 64-bit version. the core included will be Linux Kernel 4.4. Although it is already a beta, which means it is already ready for public testing (the Alpha version should be for internal testing of a project), we do not recommend installing it in the same way that we do not recommend. the installation of any other software in testing. If it is already possible to experience failures in a final version, we are more likely to encounter problems in the earlier stages of any software development. The rest of Ubuntu’s flavors will also be in beta starting tomorrow.
If I have to be honest, I get the urge to install the beta of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as soon as anything is available. But if I decide to do it, I think I will do it on a USB. I want to see some of the improvements in the next version of Ubuntu, but I must confess that I have a week with Kubuntu and I think I have already found the taste of Canonical system in which I will stay. Of course, it depends on the news (such as the design they want to improve and some features) that includes Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I’ll see what I do.