Item Description: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron), CD.
Version: 8.04
, for x86 processor (Standard Install disk. Works with most PC's).
Release Date: 4/22/08

This item is delivered as one neatly labeled disk (as shown), in CD-ROM format.


Ubuntu is a GPL licensed product.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS CD
[Hardy Heron]

Product Details

Ubuntu is a complete operating system for your computer, and is often used instead of Microsoft Windows because Ubuntu:

  1. Can cost hundreds of dollars less.

  2. Has virtually no spyware or virus issues.

  3. Can still run on older computers where newer versions of Microsoft Windows won't.

  4. Has free and paid support available.

Ubuntu, the same Linux operating system now offered on new Dell computers, has several "wizards" like are commonly found in Microsoft Windows to help along the way. Ubuntu has been describes as being more like what Microsoft Vista promised to be in early designs but fell short of actually attaining. Ubuntu, or any of it's variations, should be fairly easy to use for anyone who has ever used a Microsoft or Macintosh computer.

Ubuntu may also have the easiest installation of any top operating system on the market. Ubuntu can be used as a LiveCD which also allows installing, but there is also an "Alternate Installation" disc you can get if you have an older computer that doesn't have enough memory to use the Live disc.

The Ubuntu family comes in several variations. Ubuntu is the standard which uses the Gnome Desktop, as does Edubuntu, a version designed specifically for educational environments. Kubuntu is perhaps more "windowsish" and uses the K Desktop Environment. Xubuntu uses the lighter and faster XFce Desktop which is great for older slower computers.


Minimum requirements:

  • 300 MHz x86 processor

  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM). If your system has less than 192 MB of system memory, use the Alternate Installation CD.

  • At least 4 GB of disk space (for full installation and swap space)

  • VGA graphics card capable of 640x480 resolution

  • CD-ROM drive

    Ubuntu is available for PC, 64-Bit and Mac architectures. At least 256 MB of RAM is required to run the desktop install CD. Install requires at least 4 GB of disk space.

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Ubuntu offers both free and paid professional support.