Linux News Today: Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Beta 2 Ships with Bottom Unity Launcher by Default – Screenshots
Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Beta 2 has been released as part of today’s Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Final Beta, bringing a complete redesign of its Unity user interface.
As you may well be aware, users will finally be able to move the Unity Launcher and Dash of the Unity 7 interface to the bottom edge of the screen, thanks to the hard work done by the Ubuntu Kylin developers in the past several months.
Right now, there’s no visible option for users to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom, as they will have to run a command in the Dash or a terminal emulator, or use the Dconf-editor utility to achieve that.
But the biggest surprise of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta release is the fact that Ubuntu Kylin now ships with the Unity Launcher and Dash at the bottom of the screen by default, as you can see from the screenshots attached at the end of the article.
And that’s not all, because it looks like the entire Unity 7 interface has received a fresh coat of paint in the Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Beta 2 release, thanks to the addition of a new icon theme, a new lockscreen, and many other useful tweaks.
Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Beta 2 now ready for public testing
Besides the revamped Unity 7 interface, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Beta 2 ships today with a rewritten Indicator China Weather component, an updated Ubuntu Kylin Software Center, and Youker Assistant 2.0.6 with an optimized scan display interface.
Moreover, the remote search is now enabled for Unity Dash in Ubuntu Kylin System Settings, and the Plymouth boot splash theme has been updated for the 16.04 release, along with a new kylin-greeter background.
You can download the Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta 2 64-bit and 32-bit ISO images right now from our website, but please try to keep in mind that this is still a pre-release version, and some errors might be present.