Xubuntu 14.04 Final Beta

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 2. This is the last beta towards the final LTS release.

If this is the first time you’ve looked at a Beta this cycle then much has changed. Please see the notes from Beta 1 for more details on those.

The Beta 2 release is available for download by torrents and direct downloads from

Release notes can be found here.

Thanks to the 11 who tested the images and reported results for us

  • lyz
  • paulw2u
  • knome
  • elfy
  • texadactyl
  • scottbomb
  • irihapeti
  • slickymaster
  • toz
  • wkrekik
  • jibel

Known issues

Some of the known issues include:

  • Thunar doesn’t automatically mount removable devices and media (1210898)
  • Network shares aren’t shown on the desktop (1284914)
  • Wallpaper selection dialogue empty (1271713)
  • Wallpaper once installed is XFCE (1297170 )
  • Installed keyboard layout changes after boot (1284635 , 1231520 )

Thanks to everybody contributing to Xubuntu! As always, new contributors are always welcome to join us. There are various different tasks to do, from testing daily ISOs and new package versions to writing and translating documentation to fixing bugs. To learn more about contributing, read the Get Involved section on the Xubuntu website.