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## page was copied from NattyNarwhal/Alpha3/Kubuntu
Kubuntu will release version 11.10, the Oneiric Ocelot, in October 2011. With this beta pre-release, we have been working on bug fixing and polishing things in in preparation for our next official version. Read below for some of the highlights. For more information of what is planned and being worked on, please read the [[https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Todo|To Do document]].

'''NOTE:''' This is an beta pre-release. Pre-release versions of Kubuntu are NOT encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions ARE recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs. Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without.

Alpha releases can be downloaded from the following URL:
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-1/

It is always best to [[https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HowToMD5SUM|check your CD image]] before you install! The MD5 checksums can be found [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the CD images]].

= Beta 1 Highlights =
== Plasma and KDE Applications 4.7 ==

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[[http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/|The latest stable release of KDE's Plasma Workspaces and Applications]] brings new features and improvements all around. Highlights include:

 * Visual updates include a new Oxygen icon theme
 * A cleaner default look to Dolphin
 * Gwenview's new ability to compare two or more images
 * New breadcrumb feature in the Kickoff menu that simplifies navigating submenus
 * More improvements in the Network Management widget
More details can be found [[http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/plasma.php|here]] and [[http://kde.org/announcements/4.7/applications.php|here]].

== KDEPIM 4.7 ==

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Along with KDE 4.7, 11.10 also introduces the new KDEPIM suite, which includes the new Kmail 2. The look and feel is familiar, but under the hood, most of the PIM suite is now fully migrated to the [[http://userbase.kde.org/Glossary#Akonadi|Akonadi]] storage service.

'''IMPORTANT''': Do note that this is a major upgrade to the mail, calendar and addressbook systems, and as such still needs usage and migration testing. While loss of data should not be an issue, it is '''''highly recommended''''' to ''back up all important data, mail, contact information, and calendars if you plan to test upgrading to 11.10''.

== Muon Suite ==

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Accessing thousands of free applications for your computer has never been easier. The Muon Software Center provides an easy-to-use way to access extra applications, games and accessories to further customize your desktop. Applications come with ratings and reviews for each application from the wider Ubuntu community, as well as with screenshot previews to help you make informed decisions.

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For the budding system administrator, the Muon Package Manager provides a powerful feature set with a usability-driven interface. With its lightning-fast quick-search and extensive filtering abilities, you should have no trouble finding exactly the right package. From selective upgrades to package pinning to mass package removal, the Muon Package Manager should give you every tool you need to quickly and efficiently administer your system.

= Known Problems =
 * Bug:837681 Automatic partitioning corrupts GUID Partition Table(GPT)
 * [[https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=275469|KDE Bug 275469]] A window may retain a taskbar entry after closing the application.

= Feedback =

We want to hear what you think about this beta release of Kubuntu 11.10. We want to know if it rocks, if it is just OK, or it is flat out wrong. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Ubuntu Code of Conduct]] we would like to hear it.

So what are you waiting for; head on over to the [[OneiricOcelot/Beta1/Kubuntu/Feedback|Feedback Page]] and let us know!

Please give our first Beta a try, and let us know what you think!

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