Ubuntu N-imal

First, I want to apologize for the pun. No less than Mark Shuttleworth is responsible. ;)

Shuttleworth announced today that the name of the upcoming Ubuntu version (11.04) is Natty Narwhal. As he explained, “The Narwhal, as an Arctic (and somewhat endangered) animal, is a fitting reminder of the fact that we have only one spaceship that can host all of humanity….” He further explained, “Being a natty narwhal, of course, means we have some obligation to put our best foot forward.”

In other news yesterday, Canonical announced the release of uTouch 1.0, Ubuntu’s multi-touch and gesture stack. With Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, Ubuntu will support multi-touch screens.

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3 Responses to “Ubuntu N-imal”


  1. 1 reformedmusings August 18, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I had to look up that whale. Kinda funky with the tusk. Maybe 11.04 will skewer Windows?

    • 2 ubuntulady August 18, 2010 at 12:51 am

      I debated whether I should post a picture. I hope an Ubuntu-loving cartoonist goes somewhere with the Narwhal vs. Windows idea. ;)

  2. 3 Ken Lee August 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Narwhals are neat. Apparently scientists still can’t agree what the tusk is for!

    Multitouch Ubuntu desktop?! Sounds exciting! One step closer to a DIY “Microsoft Surface”.


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