The Kubuntu developers are very excited to bring you the first alpha of the new Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, release featuring the KDE 4 desktop. Available in both the desktop, or live, CD as well as the alternate text-based installation CD, the community supported version of Kubuntu is now available.
Kubuntu 8.04 will come as two separate and distinctive releases. The commercially supported release of Kubuntu 8.04 will feature the KDE 3.5 desktop while the community supported release will feature the KDE 4 desktop. As it stands, KDE 3.5.9 is the version of KDE to be commercially supported by Canonical, and the community supported version should feature KDE 4.0.3 if all goes as planned.
The new Kubuntu 8.04 featuring KDE 4 can be downloaded at either of the following two locations:
Bugs can be reported as usual at http://launchpad.net/bugs/+filebug. There are quite a few known bugs, so double check and make sure the bug you are witnessing hasn’t been acknowledge previously.