The codename for the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release is “Hardy Heron”. Mark Shuttleworth already announced that this was going to be long-term-support at UbuntuLive. The announcement of the name today was made at Jono Bacon’s blog and by Mark Shuttleworth in an interview with Lifehacker.

I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. We look forward to releasing the Hardy Heron in April 2008.

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