Someone had asked about a release candidate and it appeared that there wouldn't be one. (I can't find that thread.)
But, according to Daniel Holbach (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/u...ent-update-15/), one is planned:
One week left! Are you excited already? The release candidate is going to get out soon and we will have days full of testing the installation on all architectures, in all kinds of installations scenarios. If you want to help out with the testing, it will be much appreciated.
Last edited by wolfen69; October 8th, 2011 at 06:32 AM. Reason: Boo.........
RC was supposed to be out a few days back according to the schedule.
I have been out of touch for quite some time, as some others. I am so much a creature of habit I never look forward the "new" releases. Sometimes they cause me problems!
I switched to Kubuntu with the 11.04 release, a little different with + & - in my opinion. Though I am not much of a computing whiz, I just use it.
AMD 64 bit, 2 Gb ram, Ubuntu-Studio 12.04 32-bit
Playing my music my way.
The only obvious thing in Oneiric is GNOME-shell compatibility and the new login screen. Both are big improvements, IMO. But I think the thing I'm most excited about is the little tweaks they've done to make it easeir to use.
I can't really say how it was many releases ago but the talk about the new release has been on par with most of the recent releases IMO... And I am stoked for the new release, can't wait
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Hype is overrated anyway.
IMO Ubuntu should release the 6-monthlies as testing releases, and push the LTS more publicly. A 6-month cycle is not mainstream- or enterprise-friendly.