Dear Ubuntu Studio users,
I’m very pleased and excited to announce the second and final beta release of Ubuntu Studio 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).
Users will be complimented with this beta release, as it comes with great improvements (compared to 13.04), including:
* A new menu structure which works on any desktop environment. Len Ovens and Mish did a great job on moviing various apps to the right submenu and creating new menu icons.
* A new package named ubuntustudio-installer, which allows any person to install our metapackages and can fit into any desktop environment.
* Instead of a settings menu, we have fitted in a new Settings Manager, with all settings in one place.
* When you are in the GRUB Menu, the boot item for Ubuntu Studio will show “Ubuntu Studio” instead of “Ubuntu”. Also, the latest -lowlatency kernel will be always the default boot item in the GRUB boot loader.
* The XFCE session in the LightDM is removed to avoid any confusion with the Ubuntu Studio session.
* A new wallpaper.
In addition, we have fixed some upgrade bugs from 13.04 to 13.10 Beta 2, so the process of upgrading should be smooth now.
Please do note that the beta images are NOT recommend for users who want a stable system. Only if you want to try out the latest features should you install this release.
The images are available for download at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/saucy/beta-2/. The release notes are available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/Beta2/UbuntuStudio.
We hope you enjoy this new release!
Howard Chan (smartboyhw)
Ubuntu Studio Release Manager