Mar 8, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 named "Oneiric Ocelot"

Mark Shuttleworth, head of Ubuntu development at Canonical has mentioned the name of the November release of Ubuntu, it's "Oneiric Ocelot". In the post he said,  "Oneiric means “dreamy”, and the combination with Ocelot reminds me of the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline. Our desktop has come together beautifully, and in the next release we’ll complete the cycle of making it available to all users, with a 2D experience to complement the OpenGL based Unity for those with the hardware to handle it. The introduction of Qt means we’ll be giving developers even more options for how they can produce interfaces that are both functional and aesthetically delightful." Nokia recently sold Qt rights to Digia, so what it means for Ubuntu and KDE is something we'll have to wait to see.
Shuttleworth further added “Ubuntu is now shipping on millions of systems from multiple providers every year. It makes a real difference in the lives of millions, perhaps tens of millions, of people.”
According to me, the 10.04 version took a little leap considering performance and looks as well. The next version 11.04 appearing this April has something to speak for itself. Ubuntu will be using the Unity desktop instead of GNOME 3, the default music player will be banshee and the windowing system will be based on Wayland instead of the X Window.


Here's the first official Ubuntu ad released on October last year. Enjoy!



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