With just a few weeks remaining before the final release of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 “Precise Pangolin,” Canonical on Thursday released the second and final beta version of the free and open source operating system.We already got a taste of HUD in the first beta version, which debuted earlier this month. Now, this second beta release adds a few more features while fixing numerous bugs, according to the official announcement from Ubuntu Release Manager Kate Stewart.Precise Pangolin will make its final debut on April 26. In the meantime, this new release gives an even closer glimpse at what it will look like. Here’s a quick rundown of what has changed since the first beta was unveiled.
On the server side, the second beta version of Ubuntu 12.04 ships with first release candidate of OpenStack’s forthcoming Essex release and will be upgraded again for the final version, Canonical says.
Numerous other tweaks are included as well, and of course we also just recently learned about new privacy measures being added to Ubuntu 12.04.