Canonical informed users on March 1st that the first Beta release of the upcoming Xubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) operating system is available for download.
The first Beta of Xubuntu 12.04 uses the Ubiquity installer, and various new shortcuts have been added, and others changed. Moreover, Alacarte is seeded by default and it shows all Xfce-related menu items.
Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 also comes with a new wallpaper, as well as various other improvements and tweaks to its artwork, including Greybird theme fixes for the GTK3 engine.
Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 is distributed only as Live CDs (Desktop and Alternate), for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
Download Xubuntu 12.04 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.