Canonical Ltd. announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition for free download on Thursday 24 April. In related news, Canonical also announced the simultaneous release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition.
With Ubuntu Desktop Edition you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more. Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer right on the Desktop CD. On a typical computer the installation should take you less than 25 minutes.
-Better hardware support
-MANY new server functions (Seriously, the best server OS I've used)
-Wubi Windows installer (install Ubuntu as a windows app)
-Tons of software for what you need to do
Whether you're new to Linux or you're a console pro, Ubuntu is an amazing, polished operating system. Just shows you what a billion dollars can do for an OS when it's utilized properly. (Mark Shuttleworth is rich) (wiki that if you still don't know what I'm talking about)
Honestly, to truly know how great Ubuntu's latest release is, head over to
and read up. It will be slow today because of the release, however. I really want to emphasize that though both of the releases (Desktop and Server) are great, the improvements on the server edition are magnificent.
Check the Server Edition features here.