Ubuntu 8.04 Released Today!

Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron will be released today.  As the name implies, 8.04 will be Hardy because it is a Long Term Support (LTS) version.  This means that for 18 months they will release security updates.  What does that really mean?  It means that if you like Ubuntu, but don’t feel like upgrading every six months, you can stick with Hardy Heron for 3 release cycles.  You won’t get the latest programs, but you’ll get security updates to protect you against crackers, viruses, and other malicious things.

Ubuntu 8.04 should also mark a new release of gNewSense, the Free Software Foundation’s pure libre GNU/Linux distrobution, which I will review in due time and compare to my previous experience.

2 responses to “Ubuntu 8.04 Released Today!”

  1. Around 0830, I was going to leave a comment that Ubuntu 8.04 still hadn’t released. I went to the website and it said “Coming Soon”, but now it has been released and they have changed their startup page to reflect that.

  2. Fantastic article, but a frustrating read, due towards the lack of proper punctuation in plenty of spots. Please close your quotations! If this write-up is following some sort of nouveau grammatical style, of which I’m not aware, I remain frustrated; however, I apologize.