Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” has been released!
Download and Install from a CD:
Download CDs from this page, or from Ubuntu’s download page (seems to be down at the moment). Scroll down for the BitTorrent downloads, will be much faster while everyone else is trying to download the CDs.
Official CD artwork is availble on the Ubuntu Wiki.
If you can wait, ShipIt can send you free CDs of the new release.
Upgrading a from Ubuntu 7.10:
You can upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 using the update manager. Open Update
System->Administration->Update Manager). Click the
Check button to
check for updates. You’ll see a notice that a new distribution update is
available. First, install any remaining updates for your current version. Then,
Upgrade button and follow the directions. More information on
upgrades is available here.
Note that this method is likely to be slow around the time of the official release while everyone else is downloading.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 development releases
If you’ve installed an Ubuntu 8.04 development release (alphas, beta, or release candidate), just install any available updates and you will be running the final release.