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Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby vrkalak on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:21 pm

Release announcement by Mark Shuttleworth, as of yesterday (August 17, 2010)

Well, let’s look at what we want to get done.

We have this whole design thing in full flow, which is making Ubuntu sleeker and more stylish, as well as making it smoother for those who just want to get stuff done. We’ll make the N release the best-dressed ever. But classy covers don’t equate to good reads – we want style and substance to meet and get along famously. Once Maverick is out the door we’ll be turning our attention to making the most of the amazing capabilities of modern graphics hardware, both for outer beauty and for inner efficiency. There’s a lot more to GL than glitz and glamour, though we won’t say no to either.

We’re also putting a lot of work into chips and architectures (admittedly, not yet of the quantum sort) that keep cool, and help keep the planet cool in the process. So it would be nice to have a codename which reflects that goodness. Some sort of mascot for a cool planet would do the trick.

And so, we come swiftly to a conclusion: allow me to introduce the Natty Narwhal, our mascot for development work that we expect to deliver as Ubuntu 11.04.


Release announcement from Mark Shuttleworth's personal blog >> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/478

:shock: Natty Narwhal ... what was he thinking?
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby Aging Technogeek on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:30 pm

I suppose it is no worse than some of the alternatives. He could have called it Naughty Nuthatch
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:31 pm

"N" isn't one of the easiest letters to find a creature for....
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_animals_begin_with_letters_A-Z

maybe Natty Narwhal was the best of a bad bunch.... :shock:
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:20 pm

I hope Clem does not pick Katrina for the name of the corresponding release in Mint. That leaves too many puns open to reviewers.
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby mick55 on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:32 pm

oscar799 wrote:"N" isn't one of the easiest letters to find a creature for....
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_animals_begin_with_letters_A-Z

maybe Natty Narwhal was the best of a bad bunch.... :shock:


Yeah, I guess "Naked mole rat" or "Nijssenis's dwarf chihlid" would suck more. :P

But, "Nightingale" was on the list, and that would be "Nifty". :mrgreen:


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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:37 pm

Do you think "Niggly Newt" should have had a chance?
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby Rudemeister on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:54 am

How about Itchy Nutsack?
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby Superewza on Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:55 pm

Nonchalant Nymph? :D
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Re: Codename for Ubuntu 11.04 released

Postby JessiRay on Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:36 pm

Ahh, that's kind of silly sounding. It doesn't sound as nice as Karmic Koala or Lucid Lynx, to be quite honest.
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