If you are like me, someone who is very anxious to try out the latest alpha/beta releases out there, you will be glad to know that upgrading from your current Ubuntu install to the latest Alpha release is just a command away:
sudo update-manager –d
But before you jump up and start upgrading your stable Ubuntu desktop, where you do most of your important stuff, to a buggy alpha release you should know that this upgrade will definitely break some stuff on an otherwise perfect desktop you had before the upgrade. There is a reason why they are labeled “alpha” releases. In my case my audio stopped working. You could always download the ISO and install it as a virtual machine with VirtualBox, but you probably won’t appreciate the beauty of notify-osd under a VM, which depends on Compiz for sleek effects.
I have dummy old Pentium 4 for my experiments with alpha releases.