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24 April 2008, 15:06

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS released

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The latest version of Ubuntu Linux, 8.04 has been released. Like the previous LTS version Ubuntu 6.06, "Hardy Heron" puts a stronger focus on stability and ease of use than on new features. Despite this it does include quite a few changes: A new installer allows Ubuntu to be installed directly under Windows without having to boot from CD or re-partition the hard disk. Several desktop tools like the Brasero burner have been added or improved and there's a new security feature called PolicyKit. Ubuntu 8.04 is the first Linux distribution to install the new Firefox 3 as its default browser.

Ubuntu 8.04 is available for download as a CD image for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 systems. You can find a more detailed introduction] of the new distribution at heise open – see the link below.

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