The second alpha release of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.04 (codename Hardy Heron) was released last night. This alpha comes with HOT new features and improvements, like PulseAudio as the default sound system, the latest and greatest 2.6.24 Linux kernel and Xorg 7.3, with an emphasis on better autoconfiguration without config files:"The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features."
What's new in Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2?
￭ Xorg 7.3
￭ Linux kernel 2.6.24
What's new in Kubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2?
￭ KDE 4 RC 2
￭ Amarok 1.4.8
￭ Qt 4.3.3
￭ Digikam 0.9.3 RC 1
￭ Tasty Menu
￭ Speedcrunch 0.9
￭ Thinkpad Flashing for Kopete
￭ Rear Speaker Volume Support in KMix
￭ SMB Printer Browsing
￭ User Hard Disk Mounting
￭ Adobe Flash in Konqueror
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Release Schedule:
30 November 2007 - Alpha 1 release
21 December 2007 - Alpha 2 release
10 January 2008 - Alpha 3 release
31 January 2008 - Alpha 4 release
21 February 2008 - Alpha 5 release
6 March 2008 - Alpha 6 release
27 March 2008 - Beta release
17 April 2008 - Release Candidate
24 April 2008 - Final release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world.
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