The latest release of Canonical's hugely popular Ubuntu Linux distribution is available at last. The 700MB Ubuntu 8.04 installer disc image can be grabbed in desktop, server, 32-bit, and 64-bit flavors right from the Ubuntu website, which points to various download mirrors across the globe.
On the menu for the new distro are updated versions of core software tools and services, such as the Linux 2.6.24 kernel, Gnome 2.22 desktop environment, Xorg 7.3 window system, Firefox 3 Beta 5 web browser, and more. Ubuntu fans will also find a few new apps in the mix, like the PulseAudio sound server, Transmission BitTorrent client, Vinagre remote desktop client, Brasero CD/DVD burning utility, and Wubi.
Wubi is perhaps Ubuntu 8.04's most interesting feature, since it lets folks install the operating system without having to go through the hassle of partitioning their hard drive or overwriting Windows. With Wubi, Ubuntu installs through a standard Windows installer in a directory on the Microsoft file system, and it can be uninstalled from the Windows control panel like any old desktop application.
|In the lab: Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard||15|
|Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks||9|
|Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers||11|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 phones won't appear at MWC||9|
|Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker||5|
|Samsung details the cause of Note 7 battery fires||37|
|Mushkin enters the keyboard market with the Carbon KB-001||34|
|Report: PC gaming hardware market expands to an all-time high||48|
|Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula chills with an EKWB waterblock||4|
|Face it. We all know the success of PC Gaming is because of the invention of the RGB LED.||+51|