"The Jogpa, in our mad flight, cut off a long lock of the yak's silky
hair. Having secured this, he appeared to be quite satisfied, let go,
and sheathed his sword."

    ― Arnold Henry Savage Landor

The first beta of the Yakkety Yak (to become 16.10) has now been released!

This milestone features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME,
Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.

Pre-releases of the Yakkety Yak are *not* encouraged for anyone needing
a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into
occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for
Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing,
reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this bos grunniens

Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. These images are still under development, so you should expect
some bugs.

While these Beta 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in
the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the
Yakkety Yak. In particular, once newer daily images are available,
system installation bugs identified in the Beta 1 installer should be
verified against the current daily image before being reported in
Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already
been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy
trying to make 16.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your
system is up to date before reporting bugs.

  Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a
  very lightweight distribution.

  The Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/beta-1/

  More information about Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta1/Lubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME:
  Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop

  The Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from
    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/yakkety/beta-1/

  More information about Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta1/UbuntuGNOME

Ubuntu Kylin:
  Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese

  The Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/yakkety/beta-1/

  More information about Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta1/UbuntuKylin

Ubuntu MATE:
  Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop
  environment for people who just want to get stuff done.

  The Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/yakkety/beta-1/

  More information about Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta1/UbuntuMATE

Ubuntu Studio:
  Ubuntu Studio is a flavour of Ubuntu configured for multimedia

  The Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/yakkety/beta-1/

  More information about Ubuntu Studio 16.10 Beta 1 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Beta1/UbuntuStudio

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop the
Yakkety Yak, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce
list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying
announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, beta releases
and other interesting events.

  * http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull
together this Beta release!

In addition, we would like to wish Linux a happy 25th birthday!

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Set Hallstrom and Simon Quigley

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