Release information for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Subject: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Read more about the features of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS in the following press releases:

Desktop edition Server edition

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will be maintained and supported for three years on the desktop and five years on the server.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is also the basis for the new 8.04 release of Kubuntu:

8.04 brings a restructuring of Edubuntu as the Ubuntu Education Edition. The education desktop and application bundle now installs as an add-on to a standard Ubuntu desktop.

The Ubuntu 8.04 family of variants, Xubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu, are also released today:

To Get Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

To download Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, or obtain CDs, visit:

Users of Ubuntu 7.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 8.04 via Update Manager. As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge. For further information about upgrading, see

Users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS may wish to wait for the first point release of 8.04 LTS, due in July 2008, before upgrading.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel, on the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

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