hardy heron — officially known as ubuntu 8.04 lts — was released april 24. “lts” versions of ubuntu enjoy long term support — 3 years for the desktop version and 5 years for the server version.
i tried upgrading online on the 24th but i guess the servers were pretty busy.
persistence leads to downloading of new packages — 1180 of them. this took a while.
and the installation starts…
and finally, i got ubuntu 8.04 lts up and running.