Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 :: Impressions


After waiting for a long time I finally decide to take a dive into Hardy Heron when it hit the Alpha 6 stage and I am glad I did. It’s not only fast, but it also looks great.

The Default Hardy Heron Desktop….nice artwork eh???

I haven’t installed Hardy Heron yet, but using the LiveUSB has been a good experience. Hardy Heron includes the following new features and my views about them.

  • A new look theme, desktop background….both are cool.
  • GNOME 2.21.92 with the new GNOME VFS. Its a faster and better GNOME. It also includes encryption.
  • Brasero as the default CD/DVD burner.
  • Transmission as the default Bittorrent client.
  • Firefox 3 beta 3 — looks good, but a bit buggy…( its a beta 😀 )
  • Overall, the total package is a lot faster than any other Ubuntu version.
  • Another great addition is the inclusion of the Policy Kit. It asks for password only when needed. Nice feature.
  • And to add icing on the cake it includes an installer which can install Ubuntu directly from Win.
  • There are a few other changes, but you will need to use it to feel the change . 🙂

Check the screenshots below.

The install through Windows

The revved up Internet menu


FOX 3 with the chaged file copy look

The Policy Kit (check the unlock button)

For those wondering, Hardy Heron goes beta on March 20 and the final 8.04 release is scheduled for April 24. For a list of other includes in Alpha 6 check this link.


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4 Responses to “Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 :: Impressions”

  1. X Says:

    Great preview.

    I’m looking forward to see more about how Hardy Heron comes out.

    Thanks for the Info.

  2. CDK Says:


    Thanks….take a look at the link….

  3. Aniket Zamwar Says:

    nice info…great..
    Wating for it..!! [:)]

  4. stargazr Says:

    looks really good. lets see if it remains as fast when it finally comes out and we load extra apps. but i wasn’t impressed with the new look desktop background. Fedora looks way much cooler and an attempt should have been made to jazz it up a little. but then again, desktop background can be changed anytime.:) waiting for hardy..

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