WordPress version 2.8 is released for [immediate download](http://wordpress.org/download/). WordPress is one of the most popular blogging software for running self hosted blogs. Watch the video below for WordPress 2.8 new features demo.
* WordPress 2.8 release is code named “Baker” in honor of noted trumpeter and vocalist [Chet Baker](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Baker).
* Visually feels a lot like version 2.7.
* Improved speed with over 790 bugs fixes.
* Browse WordPress themes from the entire theme directory and install theme all within WordPress dashboard.
* A complete redesigned widgets interface.
* A cleaner and more robust API for developers to create widgets
* New screen options to change the number of items displayed on dashboard, great for wide monitor.
* [Read the full list of over 180 new features, changes, upgrades, and improvements here](http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8)
Source: [WordPress Blog](http://wordpress.org/development/2009/06/wordpress-28/)