Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

4 days until Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron takes off

Filed under
Ubuntu

Hardy Heron, the latest version of Ubuntu, arguably the world’s most well known version of Linux, is set to be released in a mere four days. Keen as I am on – shock horror – Windows Vista, and less of a shock, Mac OS X, I await the release of Ubuntu’s newest bird with great anticipation.

When it comes to being an early adopter, I’m usually right up there at the front of the queue, or damn close to it.

After my father had the tremendous foresight to buy me an Exidy Sorcerer personal computer in early 1979, when I was but four years old, three years before the IBM came onto the market in 1981, I’ve taken to technology like the early bird who catches that worm.

But one area that I’ve really not devoted much time to is the world of Linux, oddly enough. Now sure, I’ve tried it over the years. A range of different versions, too. But frankly, the experience has been vastly underwhelming every single time.

So, why am I so excited and hopeful for the Hardy Heron?




More in Tux Machines

Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20 to Fix the X11/Wayland Copy and Paste Interaction

The GNOME developers are always hard at work patching bugs in the popular desktop environment used by default in many GNU/Linux operating systems, and today they've updated the GNOME Shell and Mutter components. Read more

Whitehurst: Free OSS Red Hat's biggest competition in Asia

Red Hat still faces a major challenge convincing organisations to pay for its services, especially in markets such as China where there is widespread use of free, open source alternatives, says CEO Jim Whitehurst. Read more

Red Hat CEO issues call to arms for open source participation

Broadening the strength and depth of the open source community has always been a goal that has been supported by vendors and businesses alike, but a call to arms for a greater participation was the message that Red Hat wanted to get across at its annual summit. The Red Hat Summit in San Francisco was an opportunity for CEO Jim Whitehurst to talk about the ideology of open source during his keynote presentation, and a message of changing hierarchies underpinned much of what he said. Read more

Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

This whole list has been inspired by many years of open source hacking and free software contributions. Everyone's experiences and feelings might be different, or malpractice may have been seen under different forms. Let me know if there are any other points that you encountered that blocked you from contributing to open source projects! Read more