Friday, April 04, 2008

Features in Hardy Heron Release of Ubuntu

I can't wait for the latest version of Ubuntu named "Hardy Heron". If you are interested to see what's new in this new version look here. I have been using Ubuntu since "Hoary HedgeHog". I have used a number of Linux distros, but the first time I looked at Ubuntu, I liked it right away and stayed with it. It's the best Linux distro for me. In case you're wondering what the past and future versions of Ubuntu were called, here's a list I compiled...

Version Code Name Release Date
4.10 Warty Warthog 2004-10-20
5.04 Hoary Hedgehog 2005-04-08
5.10 Breezy Badger 2005-10-13
6.06 Dapper Drake 2006-06-01
6.10 Edgy Eft 2006-10-26
7.04 Fiesty Fawn 2007-04-19
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon 2007-10-18
8.04 Hardy Heron 2008-04-24
8.10 Intrepid Ibex 2008-10-30

Interesting to note from this list is that if you look in the version number, the first number is the year it was released, the second number after the dot is the month it was released. Based on the dates, I have been using Ubuntu for 3 years now!