Ubuntu Classic Series: Ubuntu 5.04 - Hoary Hedgehog
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.
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 22.214.171.124
- 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 Classic Series: Ubuntu 5.04 - Hoary Hedgehog
- Ubuntu Classic Series: Ubuntu 4.10 - Warty Warthog
Ubuntu 5.04 screenshots
01 setup - language02 setup - locale03 setup - keyboard04 setup - xserver05 setup - display06 loading desktop07 desktop08 about ubuntu09 about gnome10 application menu11 nautilus12 terminal13 firefox14 rhythmbox15 gedit16 nimbles game17 gimp splash18 gimp19 add or remove20 system monitor21 software updater22 openoffice writer23 ubuntu database device24 calendar25 shutdown confirmation