Work towards next month's planned release of Kubuntu 11.10 reached another milestone today with the release of Kubuntu 11.10 Beta 1. The standard Kubuntu KDE Plasma workspaces for desktops and netbooks and associated applications are largely feature complete. More details and download information may be found here.
Note: This is a beta pre-release. Pre-release versions of Kubuntu are NOT encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions ARE recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs. Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without.