Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

Ubuntu has just released a beta for the new April release of “Hardy Heron” as it’s called. Lots of new features have been included.

  • Linux kernel 2.6.24
  • GNOME 2.22
  • PolicyKit
  • Firefox 3 Beta 4
  • Virtualization
  • ActiveDirectory integration
  • Memory Protection
  • Wubi

I think one of my favorites has to be Wubi, what this is an installer for Windows. What it does is allows a user to install/uninstall Ubuntu just like any other application, with no need to have another boot loader or separate partition. For those that prefer KDE to Gnome the Kubuntu beta is also out and can be found here. Kubuntu has is available with either KDE 3.5 or the shiny new KDE 4.

About Jeremy Clark

Small town IT worker with interests in all things technological and technical. Biggest interests are in web development especially the WordPress publishing platform and the community supporting it. Currently developing and maintain the free WordPress theme Techozoic. I'm also always available for hire.
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