Announcing Ubuntu Live CD Milestone Release

Benj. Mako Hill mako at
Thu Jan 27 12:46:11 CST 2005

The Ubuntu development team have reached their first milestone in the
production of the Live CD version of the upcoming release of Ubuntu
codenamed "Hoary Hedgehog." This edition features a completely
redesigned system for creating Live CDs.

While some people have tried rough previews, this is the first proper
milestone for the live CD version. Anyone, especially folks who are
using our previous release (4.10 "Warty Warthog"), are encouraged to
try this out.

The Live CD runs completely off of the CD and will not touch any of
the data on your hard drive so it is:

 - A fantastic way to get a preview of new features in the upcoming
   Ubuntu release without upgrading your system.

 - A chance to use the Ubuntu Live CD on systems which were not
   supported by the Ubuntu 4.10 Live CD.  The new edition supports a
   wider variety of hardware, including PowerPC and AMD64 systems.

 - A great way to help test support for your hardware in the new
   release and give feedback.

You can get the latest version of the CDs here, via HTTP or

Additionally, daily snapshots of the Live CD as it evolves between now
and our release in April can be found here:

All feedback should be sent to the Ubuntu development list at:

  ubuntu-devel at

The Ubuntu Team

Benjamin Mako Hill
mako at

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