Oh right, Ubuntu 8.04 is out today - but you already knew that
That said, Hardy Heron is a pretty significant release, because it's considered an LTS or Long Term Support release. That means Canonical will offer 5 years of support instead of its usual 18 months, making Hardy Heron a good choice for enterprise users.
Here are a handful of things that set Hardy Heron apart from Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, which is so last week:
- Firefox 3 beta is the default web browser
- Install Ubuntu from within Windows using Wubi
- Updated Linux kernel and new versions of Gnome and KDE desktops, with the option of using KDE 3.5 or KDE 4 as the default desktop for Kubuntu
- New BitTorrent Client
- New VNC client
- Virtualization software built into the kernel
Are you running Hardy Heron yet? What do you think so far? What did Canonical get right, and what still needs some work?