[Ubuntu PA] The Heron Has Landed! :-)

Bret Fledderjohn freelancer317 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 14:30:17 BST 2008

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
on desktop and server, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the
latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,
easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS in the following press

 Desktop edition    http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.04-lts-desktop
 Server edition     http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.04-lts-server

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will be maintained and supported for three years on the
desktop and five years on the server.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is also the basis for the new 8.04 release of Kubuntu:


8.04 brings a restructuring of Edubuntu as the Ubuntu Education Edition.
The education desktop and application bundle now installs as an add-on to a
standard Ubuntu desktop.


The Ubuntu 8.04 family of variants, Xubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu,
are also released today:


To Get Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

To download Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, or obtain CDs, visit:


Users of Ubuntu 7.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 8.04 via
Update Manager.  As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are
entirely free of charge.  For further information about upgrading, see


Users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS may wish to wait for the first point release
of 8.04 LTS, due in July 2008, before upgrading.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:


Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users
mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

 #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

Helping Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at


About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and
servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases.  A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information about
support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

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- Bret
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