For all Ubuntu fanatics or curious onlookers out there, you will want to know Ubuntu 8.04
has left beta and gone gold
. The new iteration of the infamous Linux distro is now available for download, bringing with it a host of upgrades and improvements to make the desktop experience more friendly and the server side more robust.
Bundled with this release is new software like the Beta 5 of Firefox 3, quite a surprising choice for a non-beta OS release, though in our experience this Beta is just as stable (but faster) than the latest Firefox 2 browser. Also included is an updated version of the OpenOffice suite, Xorg 7.3 and a lot more. It was just about a month ago
that the beta came out. It's quite clear that the Ubuntu development group is being less than shy about their milestone releases.