Apr 24, 2008

Ubuntu: Hardy Heron Official Release Later Today

This is what I've been waiting for the last few months - Ubuntu 8.04 codename Hardy Heron Official Release. It's been a while since the LTS Ubuntu version comes out since Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake. So from the date given on the Ubuntu Website, the release should be on 24th April 2008 and it's today.
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So what do you expect from Hardy Heron Release?

Well this is the latest changes I've search on the net for past few days which is the most exciting things to give a try:
  • Ubuntu LTS raises the bar on the linux desktop usage/experiences. This LTS version will include the latest stabil core products such as Mozilla Firefox 3(beta 5) which is Ubuntu is the first distribution to include it on an official release.
  • It also has enchanced photo experience: F-spot with upgraded camera and phone recognition.
  • Music sharing and download.
  • Better video. The new Movie Player will have capabilities to browse youtube video on the fingertips and easier to share videos with the rest of the internet users.
  • Clock and calendar enchancement to manage time across the globe with a single click to set, attend and receive alerts about appointments.
  • Slick desktop: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS combines the latest GNOME applications with desktop visual effects, giving users a smoother, better-looking and more intuitive experience.
More over, I heard from one of my friend who has been using Hardy Heron beta release, the wubi application is a major changes on Ubuntu Installation. It's working great with windows currently(full support for Windows XP NTFS). What is wubi? - Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way.(taken from wubi official site).

So it's a great new release for Ubuntu Linux and I'm eager to be among the first person to have a try on the official release of Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Happy downloading later~!

Information Source:Ubuntu Official site | Ubuntu Forums | Fenris | Wubi Official Site |Mypapit's Blog

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