Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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Wait a while...
by baadger on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:01 UTC
baadger
Member since:
2006-08-29

I advise everyone to wait for the load on the servers to die down before upgrading.

I downloaded the 8.04 AMD64 alternative CD ISO (from a local mirror) and tried a CD upgrade. It asked if I would like to use the latest updates from the Internet and selecting no resulted in failure (unresolved dependencies or something). I tried again, this time selecting yes, and so I'm now in the middle of a painfully slow package downloading phase. 150MB of packages (apparently not from a local mirror) even with the CD being used as a upgrade source!

Still nothing can be worse than installing XP SP3 yesterday which completely wrecked one of my machines...

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RE: Wait a while...
by rockwell on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:30 in reply to "Wait a while..."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//Still nothing can be worse than installing XP SP3 yesterday which completely wrecked one of my machines.//

In other news, nothing can be worse than upgrading to Hardy Heron this morning and completely wrecking my wifi connection and blasting the X server into oblivion.

Moral: any upgrade on any OS can be troublesome.

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RE: Wait a while...
by baadger on Thu 24th Apr 2008 17:28 in reply to "Wait a while..."
baadger Member since:
2006-08-29

Just an update. The update went smoothly. No problems whatsoever.

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RE[2]: Wait a while...
by PJBonoVox on Fri 25th Apr 2008 08:01 in reply to "RE: Wait a while..."
PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

I call BS on your 'SP3 hosed my machine' claim.

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RE: Wait a while...
by Robocoastie on Sat 26th Apr 2008 16:17 in reply to "Wait a while..."
Robocoastie Member since:
2005-09-15

another reason to wait a while is that nvidia binaries are problematic right now. Nothing seems to work. Even setting xorg.conf up by hand and loading the latest binary driver manually instead of the provided one from Ubuntu you can download works. The ubuntuforums are filled with people pulling their hair out over it.

If you have an open source video card (and let's face it unless your computer is a 10 year old verge no one does) 8.04 is not ready for prime time.

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