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Ubuntu 8.04 notes

April 13th, 2008

As you may or may not be aware, Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is just 11 days away (as of this writing). I’ve been running the beta for the last 20 or so days and so far I am very impressed with it.

I’ve had a couple of small hiccups with the integrated intel video and my widescreen monitor, but this is nothing new. A quick installation of ’915resolution’ and I was up and running in widescreen once again. The built in Intel graphics work very will with the integrated compiz fusion graphic features enabled by default. Hardy Heron exibits a level of polish that is on par with OSX. The extra graphical features are not of the gee-whiz variety, like OSX, they provide a pleasing and integrated level of animation into the desktop.

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