Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04

Summary: Take a look at the latest alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed "Hardy Heron"

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  • By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

    Take a look at the latest alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed "Hardy Heron."

    Boot screen ... no change there!
  • The desktop!

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  • What about KDE 4?

    How could you have missed KDE 4? That's a pretty big milestone right there... :(

    - John Musbach
    John Musbach
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    I have tried all 3 alpha releases of Hardy Heron, and also the new alpha release of Fedora Core 9.

    I cannot even get a graphic screen as the X-server will not start. It tries but then fails to start so all I get is a command line and a text based Live Cd.

    Why is that I wonder?

    Other previous releases work fine on my Toshiba A215-S7437 laptop. The only thing I don't have working is the Agere WinModem. No problem...I will just bypass it with a credit card PCMCIA modem.
    jbrowncalif@...
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    Shouldn't Picture 8, be indicating a time 3 hours earlier for Los Angeles [9:05AM vs. 12:05PM for Albany] in the Locations settings?

    Mike O'Connor
    ZDNETonwarp
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    The major problem with Linux is the interface and
    compatibilily with Windows.
    A secret told me by an internal of Google is that they are preparing an OS fully compatible with other OSs.
    You can put it in a pendrive of 4GB, and it is free. They say that the people will love it. Beware, Microsoft, they add and I say, beware Nasdaq.

    Paulo Romano
    New York, NY
    Romano4444
    • "They say that people will love it"

      Isn't that what Micro$oft said, and is still saying, about Vista? Personally, I will believe it when I see it from Google. Vista comes on a 4.7 GB DVD; not a whole lot of difference there. It would be noteworthy if a working OS would come on a 1 GB flash drive and not require a trainload of hardware to operate. AND WOULD BE USER FRIENDLY FOR THE TYPICAL USER WITH NO TECHNICAL TRAINING !!!!!!!!!
      john3347
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    I have a big problem with 'Ubuntu 8.04' on my 'WinFast' 64bit AMD machine, I can only get a VGA 640/480 screen if I use the Nvidia driver.
    syhprum1@...
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    I HAVE RUNNING UBUNTU FOR YEARS I LOVE IT.
    SOME TIMES THERE IS A GLICH BUT IT IS LOADS BETTER
    THAN WINDOWS VISTA.
    I THINK IT IS A LOT MORE STABLE THAN WINDOWS.
    bigtom2_z
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    How is Ubuntu as far as peripheral drivers go? I have always stayed away from these open-source OS's because I'm afraid my scanner, printer, you name it, won't work any more. Also, are any step-by-step instructions on how to install it in a separate partition so as not to interfere with Vista?
    amckenz@...
  • RE: Ubuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04 )

    I haven't tried this latest version of Ubuntu, but up to this point the only problems I've had were primarily with wireless drivers. I've discovered the cheapest of these devices do seem to work for me in Ubuntu (Buffalo for one).

    I've had no problem with scanners or printers, but that is because I tend to favor HP products in that area. Ubuntu seems to come fully equipped to deal with HP products. I can't vouch for other brand names.

    I have found any specialized network connections I couldn't make - so far.

    Window Wrappers can be used if necessary to make most unhappy drivers into happy drivers.

    I've also used Pentium II and IIIs with 256 MB of RAM and a CDrom Drive to run Ubuntu directly from the CDrom drive - and not on the hard drive. This is a handy method of creating a secured operating system. I use a pen drive to store any of the data I create in the process. A separate partitioned hard drive can also be used in this manner - but a normal Windows hard drive can also be mounted for use.

    There are also some specialized versions of the OS. Edubuntu is an ideal OS for small children - it comes equipped with their own software programs. There are several other specialized versions to the OS as well.

    There is a huge number of programs that can be down loaded for free. I've found free rivals to Office, Photoshop, etc. It is true I did find some limitations with them, but over time I find that the programmers have worked their magic to narrow that gap.

    Laptops not made specifically for Linux are the most problem matic. I suggest running the live CD on them until you find the OS suits your needs. Reversing a Linux installed hard drive back to Windows is not always for the faint of heart.

    I've become a true believer in Ubuntu and Edubuntu.



    Don Patrick
    Bryan, TX
    donald.patrick@...