The much awaited alpha version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution has been released. This version of Ubuntu comes with kernel 3.2.0-2.5, which is based on the latest mainline v3.2-rc3 kernel. The server release of the AMD64 version has been merged into the generic Ubuntu release to ease the burden of maintaining this release of Ubuntu. Rhythmbox is now the default media player instead of Banshee, but both of those media players are quite similar anyway. Precise Pangolin will ship with LibreOffice 3.4.4, Firefox 9.0 and Thunderbird 9.0, and not to forget the web browser which is now Firefox v9.0.
The Ubuntu release will no longer fit on a single 700MiB CD, a DVD disc is now required to burn the ISO image for installation. Unfortunately, the planned Ubuntu One music store will be held back from this release, hopefully this will be present in the next Ubuntu release, 12.10. Download links below.