Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" announced

Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" announced

Summary: Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu, has announced the next version of Ubuntu - Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed Hardy Heron.

TOPICS: Open Source

Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu, has announced the next version of Ubuntu - Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed Hardy Heron.

Here's the details of the announcement:

  • This will be the version that succeeds Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) which is due out in Oct 2007.
  • Hardy Heron is due to release April 2008.
  • This version will have Long Term Support (LTS) which means security updates for five years for the server edition and three years for the desktop edition.


Topic: Open Source

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  • How do they do it?

    A new version every six months, with every time important improvements.... how do they do it?

    I guess that's the power of open source. A power house if there ever was one!

    I've used Ubuntu since july 2006: Dapper Drake 6.06 was my first. That was already an impressive operating system, but look at Ubuntu now! A massive leap in user friendliness and ease of use. And these guys just won't slow down! :-)

    Greetz, Pjotr.
    • Yes, it is amazing

      How they manage to keep up with new releases, each seemingly more compelling that the previous. Each is a big leap forward.
      Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    • How do they do it?

      Perpetual beta. That's how.
  • I use Fiesty Fawn as an alternative

    but it sill does not beat Vista, which runns all my games.

    Do not get me wrong Fiesty Fawn is the easiest linux thus far, but I still cannot get some programs to work.

    Some are .deb others are .rpm.

    I dould click on them, or use the add/remove program, but they just will not install.

    Hopefully in the next version they will make it where you double click on any type of install file, and have it installed.

    Until they get that far Linux will never be as good as Windows.

    But at least they are making progress. I cannot wait until it is released.
    • I won't

      disagree with you about Vista because I have never used it, so obveousy I am no authority on that subject. However in Ubuntu if you are using the package manager to install something it is WAY better then anything windows has! There are 21,490 FREE programs in the repositorys! and all you have to do is click them , select install ,press apply, and BAM you have it! No going to the store, or searching on-line. Also I have NEVER been unable to install something on Ubuntu, sure I might have to fight with it but every program I've ever tried to install I have succeeded, if you have trouble installing anything, go to the forums. http://www.linuxforums.org/


      Sorry for any typos
      • I agree, I'm dual booting XP and Fiesty fawn and

        I pretty much use feisty just for surfing the internet and xp for the rest. I still can not get better than 800x600 resolution in ubuntu even though i installed the ati driver for it. I'm hoping dapper drake will fix this. Too many times i have had to go terminal to make command line adjustments to something to make it work. I thought I gave up the command line with win95. I'm sorry but if this is the best they can do they are not ready for prime time yet! I probably will not get vista until i get my new laptop. I'll be dual booting my self assembled desktops with xp and linux until Linux matures a lot more.
        • You brought this up on the forums?

          I agree that Ubuntu still has a way to go before it can be used by anyone, but it ain't gonna get any better unless the developers know there's a problem ;)
        • Which version are you using?

          If you're waiting on Dapper, you're already VERSIONS behind.

          I use Dapper on my notebook and it just works. I've upgraded my Desktop to Feisty and I have to say, it's just better.

          But if you're using Feisty and hoping Dapper will help you with resolution....ummm...maybe a little research will help you with Feisty, because Dapper was 2 versions earlier.

          I'm guessing you're thinking of the new version, rather than Dapper, though, and your post was a brain freeze?
          • Total Brain freeze!!

            I just reread my post and I guess i got happy fingers and forgot to reread before submitting!
            I should have said Gutsy Gibbon. There were some other typos I should have corrected to. Sorry. I'm using Ubuntu 7.04 and I just read that Freespire is also based on that distro and that it is even easier to use than Feisty Fawn. KDE and their CNR app package manager are suposed to make it really easy to use? I'm downloading that now as we speak. I have to find a supper easy distro to use if I ever want to move my family and friends from windows to Linux! I spend enough time as it is providing free tech support for their windows machines I don't want to spend even more supporting their Linux machines. I would not even try to dual boot their machines to give them a taste of Linux it's pretty much all or nothing with them. Until Linux is as easy to use for the computer illiterate as windows is it's a non-starter for them. I keep waiting for the Day I can painlessly leave MS behind!
        • Try Debian

          You should have no (zero) problems with
          resolution and command line interfaces.

          At least I never have with half a dozen
          different video chips.
          Ole Man
      • My Lack of Understanding

        I don?t understand how double-clicking SETUP.EXE is not easy. It has been the de facto method of installing software on every version of Windows from the Windows 9x architecture to the Windows NT (NT/2000/XP/Vista) family including the server lines.
      • Here here!

        Another great example of why the Penguin is stuck in the desert. Reliance on outside online repositories cannot be relied upon. Yes, it's a wired world, however having to write such complex software to manage such a complex software installation process just to make it "easy" or "convenient" rather than tackle the real problem is like pushing a rope. It just don't make any sense at all.
        • Just like putting deisel in your gas car

          If you don't know any better than that, you
          shouldn't be driving ANYTHING.
          Ole Man
    • Don't download yourself

      You are supposed to use Add/Remove differently from Windows. :-)

      You don't download anything yourself, you just check the box before the name of the program you want installed. Then you click Apply. It is then automatically downloaded by Ubuntu from the Ubuntu software repositories and installed automatically as well.

      That's all. :-)

      Hope this helps, Pjotr.
    • Here here!

      Look everyone, a perfect example why unless Linux cuts some branches that it will never be anything more than a curiosity.
      • First you got to learn what it is

        Before you can use it.
        Ole Man
  • WPA support

    The cry goes up, "how long?" I have tried Linux at intervals since Red Hat v.5.1 back in 1998, and every time I have resolved to come back later to see if it is usable yet. This time I installed Ubuntu 7.04 and quickly decided I didn't like Gnome, but it is easily transformed into Kubuntu, with the KDE interface. So far, so good. Then came the attempt to get the machine to work with my wireless network. No WPA support without an epic struggle, and even after the struggle, it still didn't work. I now have a bright blue cat 5 cable snaking through my apartment. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will work on the next version. Ralink provides the driver for my adapter, but it has to be compiled and installed, and then configuration files have to be edited. The result is that the computer won't boot, or the keyboard is not there, or something else. Fortunately, I know how to undo my errors, but most people would have given up long before that.
    Eric Dobbs
    • Say what?

      Dunno what your problem is, but I'm making this comment right now through a Feisty Fawn notebook via a WPA-PEAP network. Scan, select, enter authentication, done.

      WPA-PSK works fine at home, too.
      Yagotta B. Kidding
      • It's a driver issue.

        Support for my laptop's WiFi card is now there in Feisty but so far it only supports WEP. Back to NDIS Wrapper for me. I'm quite tempted to just drop in a properly supported card.
      • What adapter do you use?

        Hi. Perhaps part of my problem is the adapter. If you would do me a favor and tell me which one(s) you use, I will buy it (them). The machine in question is a desktop - Pentium IV - nothing special, but the adapter is a Linksys WUSB54G v.4 free-standing gizmo with a little antenna. Much web searching led me to the information that it uses a Ralink chipset - and they do have a Linux driver, as I noted. The problem has been getting even that to work. If you have an adapter that "just works" without a hassle, you are fortunate. WPA support is a known problem with most Linux distros and most adapters. See this article on TechRepublic http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/opensource/?p=91&tag=nl.e011
        Eric Dobbs