The Ubuntu team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 –codename Precise Pangolin– on March 1st. This version is an LTS of Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. In previous releases an LTS version supported for 3 years. But, starting 12.04 both desktop and server version will be supported for 5 years. Lovely.
Check out these 31 screenshots of this first beta version while you waiting for the release one –which will be announced at April 26th.
And, of course, you can have first beta version with these provided steps by the Ubuntu team.