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Five months after the first beta, elementary OS Luna beta 2 has been released yesterday. Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Luna beta 2 comes with improved multi-monitor support, updated default applications and artwork and more.




elementary OS Luna beta 2 video


Even though there aren't any major visual changes, except for the improved artwork, I've decided to make a video anyway so you can see the beautiful effects and the overall desktop feel of this beautiful Linux distribution. And obviously, you can also check out some of the changes in the latest Luna beta 2.


(direct video link)




Changes in elementary OS Luna beta 2


Changes / new features in elementary OS Luna beta 2 since beta 1:

  • Switchboard (system settings) now includes two new Keyboard and Power sections as well as an option to switch dock (Plank) themes;
  • improved multi-monitor support for Plank and Wingpanel;
  • improved elementary theme (both GTK and icon theme), including brand new folder icons, file manager icon and emoticons set;
  • Shotwell, Midori, Noise (now called Music), Geary and Pantheon Terminal have received various enhancements and bug fixes:
    • Geary email client now includes multiple account support, "collapsed" messages in conversations, "important" folder support, option to mark emails as spam and many bug fixes;
    • Midori, the default elementary OS web browser has received a customizable new tab page behavior, a new Cookie Security Manager extension, improved extension loading, a reworked downloads backend, etc.
    • Noise is now called "Music" and the latest version comes with duplicate-detection, some design updates, improved external device support and more.
  • better translations support;
  • many bug fixes;
  • more.


Below you can see some elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots:

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
System Settings (Switchboard)

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
New Power settings

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
New Keyboard settings

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
New Keyboard settings


elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Pantheon Dock (Plank) settings


elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Plank - switching between themes

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Plank - switching between themes


elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Geary email client

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
elementary OS desktop / Calendar indicator


elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Pantheon Files (Marlin fork) and the new elementary OS icon theme folder icons

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Midori web browser

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Music (Noise)

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Expose (Super + W)

elementary OS Luna beta 2 screenshots
Workspace switcher (Super + S)

For more about elementary OS Luna, see our beta 1 article.



Download elementary OS Luna Beta 2


If you've installed elementary OS Luna beta 1 or a daily build and have all the packages up to date (e.g.: updated using Update Manager, "apt-get upgrade", etc.), you already have the latest beta 2 so there's no need to reinstall.

To read the official release notes, see how you can contribute or download elementary OS Luna beta 2, see announcement @ elementaryos.org


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