Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ubuntu 11.04: Natty Narwhal

Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the still-future Ubuntu Release 11.04. It will have a codename of Natty Narwhal.. Here's the description about Narwal (taken from Mark's blog):
The Narwhal, as an Arctic (and somewhat endangered) animal, is a fitting reminder of the fact that we have only one spaceship that can host all of humanity (trust me, a Soyuz won’t do for the long haul to Alpha Centauri). And Ubuntu is all about bringing the generosity of all contributors in this functional commons of code to the widest possible audience, it’s about treating one another with respect, and it’s about being aware of the complexity and diversity of the ecosystems which feed us, clothe us and keep us healthy. Being a natty narwhal, of course, means we have some obligation to put our best foot forward. First impressions count, lasting impressions count more, so let’s make both and make them favourable.