Ubuntu 9.10 (Next Version) is named Karmic Koala

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed plans Friday for Ubuntu 9.10, which will be codenamed Karmic Koala. The developers plan to bring cloud capabilities to Ubuntu's server edition, boost startup performance on the desktop, and continue work on the distro's netbook flavor.

Ubuntu adheres to a time-based six-month release cycle. The next major release—version 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope—is moving towards feature freeze and is scheduled for launch in April. Ubuntu 9.10, which will be the next release after Jaunty, is planned for October.

Planning for the Karmic release will take place at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) which will take place in Barcelona in May. For additional details about the event, check out Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon's blog entry

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10 thoughts on “Ubuntu 9.10 (Next Version) is named Karmic Koala

  1. Hi Vultoor,the next version name after the koala will have to start with the letter ¨L¨ if you follow the name logic.

    Like Lusty Lynx or Lonely Loon…


  2. obscur156: Lusty Lynx is great. After that they can have Ornery Okapi. Then P – of course – will have to be penguin. If not, I will switch to slackware. j/k

  3. I think the next one should be call Yawning User.
    I use Ubuntu as my only operating system. I’m not a troll.
    I am tired of these dumb ‘funky’ names.
    Ubuntu has done more than any other distro to increase use and awarenes of Linux.
    It’s about time they dropped this infantile practice.
    It already has a name – Ubuntu – and people can actually differentiate between the versions by using the version number! Because it’s less confusing.

  4. @Ace
    To be honest I’d rather have the name scheme for tradition sake. It isn’t infantile, it’s unique.

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