Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04, also known as Hardy Heron, was released just last Friday. This is a significant milestone for the operating system as it marks another Long-Term Support version, the last one being Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. LTS means that the product will be supported for five years, a basic requirement for enterprise software.

New additions to the stock Ubuntu package include Kernel-based Virtual Machines for Intel and AMD processors with virtualization capabilities, built-in firewall, granular security policy, Firefox 3, Brasero (an improved CD-burning application), an improved Totem player (with YouTube and digital video broadcast support) and Inkscape.

To download the latest Ubuntu version quickly, visit the releases page.