Ubuntu 5.04 was the second release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 5.04 was released on 8th April 2005 and came with the code name Hoary Hedgehog.

Ubuntu 5.04 introduced many of the features that we use today. It includes update-manager, upgrade-notifier, hibernate and standby support, Kickstart installation, etc. Also, Ubuntu 5.04 was the first release to support USB installation.

Ubuntu 5.04 Banner

In those days, Ubuntu regular releases used to have a support period of 18 months. Following this convention, Ubuntu 5.04’s support period ended on 31 October 2016.

Following were the noteworthy highlight in Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog.

  • GNOME 2.10.11 - which came with improved performance.
  • Firefox 1.0.2 - tightly integrated with GNOME.
  • Evolution 2.2.1.1
  • OpenOffice.org 1.1.3
  • X.org 6.8.2 - X autodetection and laptop screen detection have had considerable updates based on community participation.

About Ubuntu Classic Series

Ubuntu Classic Series is a journey through old Ubuntu releases. This will help to recall, how Ubuntu was looking in those days, and how much we have evolved. It also briefly explains the features in each release, with screenshots, and preview video.

Ubuntu 5.04 screenshots



Video Preview