Canonical announced earlier today, March 1st, the first Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.
Powered by Linux kernel 3.2.6, the first Beta of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS comes with Mozilla Firefox 11.0, Mozilla Thunderbird 11.0, LibreOffice 3.5.0 and an improved Unity interface.
ClickPad support, automatic language support installation for new packages in Ubuntu Software Center, as well as revamped sound preferences dialog, Privacy Settings in Control Center, and Head-Up Display (HUD) are also present in this development release.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 is distributed as Live CDs (Desktop and Alternate) and DVD ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Read the complete announcement for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1.
Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.