Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 8.04.2, the second and final maintenance update to Kubuntu's 8.04 release. This release includes updated desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures. This update is provided in recognition that the current Kubuntu release (8.10) with its cutting edge KDE 4 desktop is not yet appropriate for all users.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates, and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Kubuntu 8.04.

Kubuntu 8.04.1 Released

The first update to Kubuntu 8.04 has been released. Download or upgrade now.

Kubuntu 8.04 Released

Kubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron In Double Vision

April 24, 2008 - Kubuntu 8.04 has been released and is available for download now.


Kubuntu 8.04 stepped over the barriers of gutsiness and took on a whole new feat by providing this latest release with double vision. Improved desktops, updated applications, increased usability features, and a new future are just a few of the surprises with this latest release. Improved desktops? Double vision? Yes! Kubuntu 8.04 now provides you the ability to use either one of two desktop environments, or both if you shall choose. If stability is the feather in the cap you are looking for, then look no further than Kubuntu 8.04 featuring the KDE 3 desktop environment. If you are looking for a bit of an edge, Kubuntu has you covered with the new Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 4 Remix. This time around the development team jumped over hurdles, bent backwards, and did all kinds of flips for a non-Olympic event in order to bring you this latest release. So it is with our pleasure that we introduce you to the new Kubuntu 8.04 and we hope you enjoy your ride aboard the Hardy Heron.

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If you have Kubuntu 7.04 installed follow these upgrade instructions.

Kubuntu 8.04 RC Released

Kubuntu 8.04 RC The release candidate of Kubuntu 8.04 is available for one last testing round before release. The supported version comes with the rock solid KDE 3 while a remix features the cutting edge KDE 4. Download or upgrade. Read more.

Kubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

Kubuntu 8.04 Beta Image The beta of Kubuntu 8.04 is available for testers. The supported version comes with the rock solid KDE 3 while a remix features the cutting edge KDE 4. Download or upgrade.

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Kubuntu Hardy Alpha 6 Released

The sixth Alpha CD for Kubuntu and Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy has been released. Read More

Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy Alpha

Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy Alpha is here. There will be two editions of Kubuntu with the 8.04 release, a commercially supported KDE 3 edition and a community supported KDE 4 edition. We recommend the KDE 4 edition to those who want to try this exciting new desktop version and can put up with some missing features.