New Ubuntu 10.10 code name announced today: Maverick Meerkat

Today Mark Shuttleworth announced next ubuntu version 10.10 code name as Maverick Meerkat

Introducing the Maverick Meerkat

Our mascot for 10.10 is the Maverick Meerkat.

This is a time of change, and we’re not afraid to surprise people with a bold move if the opportunity for dramatic improvement presents itself. We want to put Ubuntu and free software on every single consumer PC that ships from a major manufacturer, the ultimate maverick move. We will deliver on time, but we have huge scope for innovation in what we deliver this cycle. Once we have released the LTS we have plenty of room to shake things up a little. Let’s hear the best ideas, gather the best talent, and be a little radical in how we approach the next two year major cycle.

Meerkats are, of course, light, fast and social – everything we want in a Perfect 10. We’re booting really fast these days, but the final push remains. Changes in the toolchain may make us even faster for every application. We’re Social from the Start, but we could get even more tightly connected, and we could bring social features into even more applications. Meerkats are family-oriented, and we aspire to having Ubuntu being the safe and efficient solution for all the family netbooks. They are also clever – meerkats teach one another new skills. And that’s what makes this such a great community.

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4 Responses

  1. Cas says:

    Simples! 🙂

  2. budirj says:

    Seriously, if Canonical wants ubuntu to enter corporate world, maybe mr Shuttleworth should stop naming its OS using wacky animal names. Just a thought.

  3. ramzy says:

    do you think the name “Windows” is better?
    if ubuntu named the OS “Doors”, would you buy it? or would you use it? i dont think so!

    so lets not put names as the major factor in the decision as to adopt an OS or not.

  4. cookiemonster says:

    Windows ~ Doors ~ Ubuntu

    wacky animal names ~ numbers

    Keep the numbers, drop the names.

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