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.