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Compiled below is a list of the top 10 new features in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Some of these features have already been introduced in Hardy beta while some are still to be introduced in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron stable.
1. Windows users – Wubi new installation tool for Windows users. This tool helps Windows users easy install Ubuntu and still have Windows installed. Also here is the old umenu tool. Some will love it, some will hate it, but that is what the Ubuntu developers prepared for the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of their 100% FREE operating system, Ubuntu Linux.
2. PolicyKit - PolicyKit is now integrated in the administrative user interfaces. PolicyKit allows fine-grained control over user permissions and enhances usability and security, by allowing administrative applications to be run as a normal user and gaining extra privileges dynamically only for privileged operations instead of requiring the whole application to run as root.
3. Xorg 7.3 –
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Also: Well, the time has come to say goodbye to Ubuntu. It’s been a fun relationship, but alas it’s time for it to end. That’s not to say that the problem I have is with Ubuntu - it’s actually with a variety of circumstances that have caused me a MAJOR headache.
The problem lay within Debian and the OpenSSL project.