The founder of Ubuntu announced the codename for the next version of the distribution at the same time he outlined the priority areas of development.
Ubuntu 10.10 not come out until October 2010 but we already know the codename of the next edition. Ubuntu 4.11 will be called “Natty Narwhal. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has revealed on his blog, as it does with each new version of the Linux distribution, scheduled every six months. And as always, he commented on the reasons for his choice, meant to symbolize the desire to better the next operating system. An exercise that is sometimes convoluted …
“Narwhal” means “Narwhal”. This is a very rare whale equipped with a twisted horn measuring up to 3 meters long (according to Wikipedia). In the past, it was compared to the unicorn, a legendary animal that is dreaming. For Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu 11.04 will also be a dream …. It will also strive for excellence, or at least be very chic (natty).
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