From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': up close with Ubuntu Linux mascots

If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a pangolin is

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8. Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS)

warthogimg8.jpgFlickr image credit: Spesh98

Herons are majestic, long-legged freshwater and coastal birds that have a distinctive silhouette when flying because they keep their necks retracted. There are many different kinds of herons, including the Great Blue Heron and the distinctive Snowy Egret.

Hardy Heron, on the other hand, was released in April 2008 and is particularly notable for being the second Long Term Support release. Ubuntu 8.04 was also the first version to include the Wubi installer on its Live CD.

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