London (England) - The latest release of Linux's Ubuntu platform has been distributed this week, bringing it to version 8.04. It updates the window manager and graphical display, as well as a number of small changes.
There is a version that is made specifically for server systems, as well as for home desktops. On the desktop side, the most worthy addition is functionality to add a partition on a computer hard drive for Ubuntu to co-exist with Windows.
The OpenOffice suite has also been updated, and version 8.04 comes standard with Firefox 3.0, which is not even finalized yet.
The new OS can be downloaded at the Ubuntu website.