First Round of Ubuntu 14.04 Beta Releases are Available for Download

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By Akemi Iwaya on February 28th, 2014

The latest Ubuntu LTS release is getting closer to a final version with every passing week. And this week brings some extra good news! The first set of Ubuntu 14.04 beta builds are now available for download in eight different ‘flavors’, just in time for a bit of system testing fun over the weekend.

The first beta of the regular Unity UI version of Ubuntu will not be available until March 27th (during the second 14.04 beta stage).

The versions available for download in this round of releases are: GNOME, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Cloud Image. Hurry on over to grab a copy of your favorite version now!

Download Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Xubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Edubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1

Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Beta 1 – Cloud Image Note: The Ubuntu Cloud Image can be run on your personal Ubuntu Cloud, or modified, rebundled, and uploaded to Amazon EC2.


The wallpaper shown in the screenshot above can be downloaded from here:

Commission: Shinju (By ilolamai) [deviantART]

[via OMG! Ubuntu!]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/28/14
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