Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron has many new improvements, enhancements and features but what good are they if you can’t see your screen properly. The screen resolution is always a concern while setting up a new operating system. The resolution setup may vary for different graphics cards and their drivers. Upon opening the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron desktop select the Gnome main menu by clicking on System — Preferences — Screen Resolution.
Each user is allowed to have a separate resolution that fits their individual needs so no root password is needed to change this or for other items in the “Preferences” menu. Selecting Screen Resolution from the menu brings you to the Monitor Resolution Settings window. Here you can manually adjust the resolution, refresh rate rotation, or select the detect displays button to have Ubuntu automatically detect your display settings.
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What are some driver specific resolution problems that you are having on the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron desktop?
Well with the addition of our article “Uncomplicated Firewalls” it’s obvious Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron isn’t perfect but is it still better than most? If you’re an Ubuntu soldier that was out on the front lines downloading yesterday, updated from beta or Gutsy Gibbon or anyone that has tried the final release, i want to hear from you.
What bugs does Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron still have?
What applications did you find useful?
How was your installation process?
And of course… what is your prediction of Ubuntu’s future?
A new addition to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is Inkscape, a drawing program that has similar features to popular drawing applications like Illustrator, Freehand, and Corel Draw. Inkscape allows users to create illustrations that works best for all professional print and electronic projects while maintaining W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 standards. Like many other of the popular drawing applications Inkscape uses nodes, curves, lines and shapes together to create a finished product. Inkscape contains all of the industry standard tools you would expect from a drawing applications and some unique tools of its’ own.
Many burning applications can give you a huge selection of features but few are as simple and effective for what I do than the Brasero Burner. I’m into Ubuntu for the long haul and was very happy to see Brasero included with the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron because of its simplicity and useful features. Brasero will replace the Serpentine burner on the new Ubuntu 8.o4.
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron includes the Wubi installation feature which is a brand new way for Windows users to install Ubuntu by using an .exe file. With no dedicated partition and no affect on the current bootloader users can dual boot. Select wubi .exe from the CD root folder and Ubuntu will install like any other windows application.
I’m happy to see this included with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron because it makes it that much easier for Windows users to get used to Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without affecting their current system setup.
The much anticipated Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is set to be released on April 24th, 2008. After continued success with Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Linux desktop is sure to make big waves in the Linux distribution pool. As shown in the Ubuntu 8.04 alpha and beta releases, the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron release offers many features and enhancements for your desktop all listed in the complete article located at BeginLinux.com.