You’l never go back – Ubuntu 8.04 available for download


The latest Ubuntu release brings the best of open source together on a platform that is here to stay with 3 years of free updates. With hundreds of improvements and the addition of the latest version of Firefox amongst other outstanding applications, more and more users are assessing why Ubuntu wins more and more converts with every release. This tour will help you discover this for your self.


Upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 LTS

Network upgrade for Ubuntu desktops (recommended)

You can easily upgrade over the network with the following procedure.

  1. Open System -> Administration -> Update Manager
  2. Click the Check button to check for new updates.
  3. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.
  4. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  5. Click Upgrade.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Upgrading using the alternate CD/DVD

Use this method if the system being upgraded is not connected to the Internet.

  1. Download and burn the alternate installation CD.

  2. Insert it into your CD-ROM drive.

  3. A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

If the upgrade dialog is not displayed for any reason, you may also run the following command using Alt+F2:

gksu "sh /cdrom/cdromupgrade"

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The new Features of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron – 5 days to go

New Core System features
GNOME 2.22

The Ubuntu 8.04 release candidate brings you the latest and greatest GNOME 2.22.1 with lots of new features and improvements, such as a new version of the Nautilus file manager that uses the faster and more reliable GVFS backend and shows a list of possible actions upon insertion of removable media, an international clock applet that can show time and weather information for multiple locations around the world, the new Seahorse keyring manager, and Google Calendar support in Evolution.

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