Here's your chance to test and get in early on the next Ubuntu release with Ubuntu 23.10 'Mantic Minotaur' Beta now available across standard Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity, and Xubuntu flavours.
Some of the big changes to the main edition include their new Ubuntu App Center that replaces the previous Snap Store, a Firmware Updater app, GNOME 45, various app updates like Firefox 117, LibreOffice 7.6, Thunderbird 115.2 “Supernova”, BlueZ 5.68, NetworkManager 1.44, Pipewire 0.3.79, Poppler 23.08, xdg-desktop-portal 1.17.2 and Linux kernel 6.5.
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The majority of the user-facing changes largely come from the updated desktop environments like GNOME 45 with many new features like the dynamic workspace indicator, camera activity indicator and plenty more from the recent GNOME 45 release.
Beta download links for all can be found via Canonical.
All changelogs can be found here:
- Main Ubuntu Release Notes
- Edubuntu Release Notes
- Kubuntu Release Notes
- Lubuntu Release Notes
- Ubuntu Budgie Release Notes
- Ubuntu MATE Release Notes
- Ubuntu Studio Release Notes
- Ubuntu Unity Release Notes
- Xubuntu Release Notes
- Ubuntu Kylin Release Notes
- Ubuntu Cinnamon Release Notes
The full release should be out on October 12th.
If you're an Ubuntu fan, which edition will you be going with? I'm sticking with Kubuntu!