Kate Stewart has announced the availability of the second and final beta release of Ubuntu12.04, code name “Precise Pangolin”: “The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Some of the key new features available since Beta 1 are: a new Ubuntu kernel (3.2) which is based on the 3.2.12 upstream Linux kernel; updates to our new way to quickly search and access any desktop application’s and indicator’s menu, called the HUD, can be accessed by taping the Alt key and entering characters; LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5.1…. Read the release announcement and release notes for more information. Download (SHA256): ubuntu-12.04-beta2-desktop-i386.iso (701MB, torrent),ubuntu-12.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso (699MB, torrent). Also made available today were beta 2 installation and/or live images for Kubuntu (download, release notes), Xubuntu, (download, announcement), Lubuntu, (download), Edubuntu (download, announcement),Ubuntu Studio (download) and Mythbuntu (download).