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A second, and final, Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot beta has been served up, favoring portable computing and slipping an old virtualization face back into the pack.

The beta adds OneConf to the Ubuntu Software Center to synchronize applications between different devices. The idea is you could so something like change between working on your PC and netbook "without having to do any complicated manipulation."

Also added is MultiarchSpec that lets you install 32-bit libraries and application packages on 64-bit systems.

A new community supported ARM architecture image has be made available - armel+ac100 for the Toshiba ac100 netbook. There are plans for an armel+mx5 targeting the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board in the near future.

On virtualization the Ubuntu teams says that the Xen hypervisor has been "re-introduced" to Ubuntu Server. Ubuntu, of course, took the strategic decision in 2008 to go with KVM.

A spokesman for Canonical, Ubuntu's chief steward, told The Reg KVM remains the core technology but there was now just broader and better suport for Xen.

"For those who prefer Xen we've made efforts to provide better kernel support making it easier to run on Ubuntu," the spokesperson said.

Oneiric Ocelot, Ubuntu 11.10, is scheduled for final release on October 13. ®

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