The Hardy Heron has landed

After 6 months of development, the new version of Ubuntu is available. The release is named Ubuntu 8.04 LTS “Hardy Heron”. The numbers stand for the year and month of the release date while Hardy Heron is the codename. LTS stands for long-term support, which means that this release will be supported for three full yours with fixes and security updates, the server version is even supported for four years.

Check the feature tour to find out about all the exciting stuff that is new in this release, some of the higlights are

  • GNOME 2.22 with GFVS, a new file system abstraction layer that makes many file operations faste
  • Xorg 7.3 with a new screen resizing and rotating utility that makes manging mutliple monitor easier
  • Firefox 3 Beta 5
  • Wubi, a new installer that installs Ubuntu inside a file in Windows without changing the partitions
  • Transmission, a lightweight but full-featured BitTorrent client
  • Brasero, a disc-burning application
  • A firewall called UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) that makes it easier to allow or disallow connections via command-line

Ubuntu is available for download on the Ubuntu website. Alternatively, free Ubuntu CDs can be ordered through Ubuntu ShipIt.

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  1. Thanks for the tip Vincent, but actually it’s the Ubuntu guys that should update it since it’s just a script hosted on the Ubuntu site that I embedded here.
    I will try to contact the guys that handle the website so the can update it.

    You have a great blog by the way, I just added you to my blogroll.

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