Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 HardyHeron Coming Soon

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was announced October 2007 and will be supported till 2009. After four alpha releases, Ubuntu 8.04 Beta is released and available for download. The stable release of Ubuntu 8.04 (HardyHeron) is scheduled for April 2008. I am waiting for the stable relase to upgrage my ubuntu desktop edition.
The new Ubuntu will come with

  • Gnome 2.22
  • Firefox 3.0
  • Linux kernel 2.6.24
  • Xorg 7.3 - "New Screen Resolution utility that allows users to dynamically configure the resolution, refresh rate, and rotation of a second monitor. This will be particularly handy for laptop users that connect to a projector or external monitor." - This is my favorite
  • and more