Canonical, through Lars Anderson, announced last evening, December 21st, the immediate availability for download of the Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Remix operating system.
Ubuntu IVI Remix is an In-Vehicle Infotainment operating system, based on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and supports Intel and ARM processors. The final release will be available to car makers in Q1 2012.
"The latest Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Remix is released as of December 2011. This release contains a number of updates and bugfixes from the previous Beta 1 release, as well as a targeted kernel from the Ubuntu kernel tree."
"It is now fully in sync with the standard Ubuntu desktop and server releases, allowing developers to use the same libraries and tools for development on the desktop and deployment in an IVI system. Disk footprint and boot times continue to be improved, with a footprint of 508MB on target hardware and boot times twice as fast as the Beta 1 release." - said Canonical in the announcement.
Download Ubuntu IVI Remix Beta 2 right now from Softpedia.