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.
There are exactly 30 days (1 month) left until Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) is released, a version that everyone is waiting for, but today you’ll be informed about the release dates of Ubuntu 8.04, codename Hardy Heron. Officially announced on 29th August 2007, Ubuntu 8.04 operating system is scheduled to be released somewhere at the end of April 2008 and the important part is that it will be supported with security updates for 5 years on the server and 3 years on the desktop. So, without any further introduction, here’s the anticipated release schedule:
- 29 November 2007 – Alpha 1 release
- 20 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
“Each new release gives us all an opportunity to shine, irrespective of which bricks in the project we are laying, and this is at the heart of our belief — working together to produce an operating system that will empower its users and shape the IT industry, putting free software at the cornerstone of our direction. [...]
Thousands of us get out of bed every day, united behind Ubuntu, ready to make a difference, working together to make our vision happen. Importantly, our ethos of collaboration and freedom extends to the development process as well as the end product.” – says Jono Bacon about Ubuntu 8.04.