Next after Natty?

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The naming of cats is a difficult matter
It isn’t just one of your holiday games.
– T S Eliot, The Naming of Cats

For the next cycle, I think we’ll leave the oceanic theme behind. The “oddball octopus”, for example, is a great name but not one we’ll adopt this time around. Perhaps in 13 years time, though!

The objective is to capture the essence of our next six months work in a simple name. Inevitably there’s an obliquity, or offbeat opportunism in the result. And perhaps this next release more than most requires something other than orthodoxy – the skunkworks are in high gear right now. Fortunately I’m assured that if one of Natty’s successors is a skunk, it would at least be a sassy skunk!

So we’re looking for a name that conveys mysterious possibility, with perhaps an ounce of overt oracular content too. Nothing too opaque, ornate, odious or orotund. Something with an orderly ring to it, in celebration of the crisp clean cadence by which we the community bring Ubuntu forth.

There’s something neat in the idea that 11.10 will mark eight years since Ubuntu was conceived (it took a little longer to be born). So “octennial” might suit… but that would be looking backwards, and we should have an eye on the future, not the past. Hmm… an eye on the future, perhaps ocular? Or oculate? We’re certainly making our way up the S-curve of adoption, so perhaps ogee would do the trick?

Alternatively, we could celebrate the visual language of Ubuntu with the “orange okapi”, or the welcoming nature of our community with the “osculant orangutan”. Nothing hugs quite like dholbach, though, and he’s no hairy ape.

What we want is something imaginative, something dreamy. Something sleek and neat, too. Something that has all the precision of T S Eliot’s poetry, matched with the “effable ineffability” of our shared values, friendship and expertise. Something that captures both the competence of ubuntu-devel with the imagination of ayatana.

Which leads us neatly to the Oneiric Ocelot.

Oneiric means “dreamy”, and the combination with Ocelot reminds me of the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline.

We’ll need to keep up the pace of innovation on all fronts post-Natty. 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.

In the cloud, we’ll have to tighten up and make some firm decisions about the platforms we can support for 12.04 LTS. UDS in Budapest will be full of feisty debate on that front, I’m sure, but I’m equally sure we can reach a pragmatic consensus and start to focus our energies on delivering the platform for widespread cloud computing on free and flexible terms.

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. As MPT said, “what we do is not only art, it’s performance art”. Every six months the curtains part, and we have to be ready for the performance. I’d like to thank the thousands of people who are actively participating in the production of Natty: take the initiative, take responsibility, take action, and your work will make a difference to all of those users. There are very few places in the world where a personal intellectual contribution can have that kind of impact. And very few places where we have such a strong social fabric around those intellectual challenges, too. We each do what we do for our own reasons, but it’s the global impact of Ubuntu which gives meaning to that action.

Natty is a stretch release: we set out to redefine the look and feel of the free desktop. We’ll need all the feedback we can get, so please test today’s daily, or A3, and file bug reports! Keep up the discipline and focus on the Narwhal, and let’s direct our daydreaming to the Ocelot.

175 Responses to “Next after Natty?”

  1. Daniel Holbach Says:

    Big hugs. :)

  2. Mez Says:

    Nottoo sure if I’m a fan of release names I have to look at and thing “How the hell do I pronounce that?”

    But then, coming from ooo boon too … What can I expect?

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  4. Ibrahim M. Ghazal Says:

    Oh dear god. Prepare for people misspelling “Oneiric” as “Onieric”. Fiesty^WFeisty was bad enough :-(.

    That being said, I actually like the name; it has a nice ring to it. It also reminds me of Lancelot.

    Just remember: I before E, except after C, or the name of an Ubuntu release.

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  9. Ankit Tulsyan Says:

    Osume…lets hope all our dreams for ubuntu come true in Oneiric cycle :)

  10. Brendan Says:

    Up until now every ‘adjective’ part of the name has been in my vocabulary (usually not my ‘everyday’ vocabulary), although I have to admit ‘Natty’ has a different meaning where I come from to the one intended in the series name – but you got me this time. Never heard the word Oneiric *anywhere*. In my entire life.

  11. Manish Sinha Says:

    Probably the toughest name “Oneiric” so far in history of Ubuntu releases.

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  13. Akshat Says:

    http://bit.ly/eW7tDE

  14. mark Says:

    It’s a real word, I promise, and it’s only accidental that it looks like Ubuntu “One”-iric ;-). The pronunciation is like “an-EAR-rick”.

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  16. Ghee Teo Says:

    Oneiric:
    This is such a mouth full and handful. 4 vowels in a 7 characters word ! Err :(

  17. Akshat Says:

    How to pronounce ‘Oneiric’ http://bit.ly/gViJPM

  18. ubuntusoft Says:

    不知道中文版的如何定义

  19. asedsa Says:

    I’m going to have to google how to pronounce this name, that IMO is kinda a ‘usability’ fail. I don’t like being negative Mark, but this seems like a step too far in the eccentricity stakes.

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  22. kostas Says:

    thumbs up!!!

    Well done Mark. Thanks for using a Greek word to (partially) name an ubuntu release…:)

    Oneiric is coming from the Greek name “oneiro” (Όνειρο) which means dream.
    And it’s ‘oneiric’ not ‘onieric’ because in Greek grammar the ‘ei’ is a diphthong (i.e., two letters that are pronounced as one) of ‘e’.

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  24. Victor Says:

    Great another animal that we will love

  25. Jeff Birkhofer Says:

    “It makes a real difference in the lives of millions, perhaps tens of millions, of people”.

    I’m one of them. Thanks!

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  29. Alex Says:

    Orgasmic Opossum is better name.

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  35. fede Says:

    doesn’t it sounds too much apple??

  36. Idl3 Says:

    For a next version I suggest Quaint Quetzalcoatlus

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  41. TheDude Says:

    The google definition for Oneiric for anyone interested:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=ubuntu&hs=LNG&channel=fs&&sa=X&ei=KNl0TabnFsSwhAeSy8E0&ved=0CAQQBSgA&q=define%3A+Oneiric&spell=1

  42. Joe in MN Says:

    I was hoping for an okapi. Partly because we already just had a small wild cat with Lucid Lynx, and mostly because I like okapis. But I guess an ocelot is acceptable.

  43. srinivas v Says:

    Mark,

    Its high time that “U”r ubuntu laps up the philosophy of a “rolling” release. This would avoid the problems related to re-installing or other interface related problems during the “dist-upgrade” and I believe all newbies would also welcome this change.

  44. Jonathan Lange Says:

    Nice :) (Although I had a beer staked on “orbital”).

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  46. Matt Zimmerman Says:

    “T.S. Eliot” is spelled with one “l”.

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  48. Chauncellor Says:

    srinivas: Don’t use Ubuntu if you don’t like the set releases. These six-month cadences have been an asset. Criticize elsewhere – this is an announcement and to bring this conversation here is borderline trolling.

    Ocelots are great animals, love the name.

  49. mark Says:

    Thanks MDZ, fixed ;-)

  50. Linker3000 Says:

    “The pronunciation is like “an-EAR-rick”.”

    So:

    Not pronounced with an ‘O’ sound – like ‘O’celot – um, yeah, OK.

    Sounds very similar to ‘anaemic’ – um, yeah, OK.

    Enjoy.

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  52. Mandy Sauls Says:

    Dreamy, laughing its funny #winner thanks CS. I must read the poem now cat ~ TSE. The Greek link is brilliant & “U”rolling release seems reasonable. The need to find naming convention makes sense for logical Ubuntu progression.
    Ubuntu Community to ponder the
    fast forward progressive scan 12.04 nominations. 8’s my *lucky* number and almost infinity symbol (((HUGS))) Humanity with Easy UTech.

  53. istok Says:

    i was wondering, do you even like animals? does canonical donate to any one of them funds for endangered species? say ask people to buy onomatopoeic shirts or something and then split it 95-5 lawl. would that not be good publicity.. for a change.

  54. Alex Launi Says:

    I can’t wait to play this in a game of words with friends.

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  59. Rick Maines Says:

    Woulda been nice to have skipped “O”, and gone for “P” straight away, with something “Pink”, in honor of breast cancer awareness. Thanks.

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  61. Mandy Sauls Says:

    A must Read:~
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/t__s__eliot/poems/15121

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  65. Mandy Sauls Says:

    I might as well % for the cat ^MS

    http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3A+Ocelot&btnG=Search&hl=en&client=ubuntu&channel=fs&ie=ISO-8859-1&sa=2

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  67. oriolsbd Says:

    Dalí (the catalan surrealist artist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_Dal%C3%AD) had an Ocelot as a pet. :-) It was callet Babou.

    You can watch one of his photographs here:
    http://www.gnulinux.cat/2011/03/ubuntu-11-10-sera-oneiric-ocelot/

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  70. Tom Says:

    bring out the Ubuntu tablets please

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  79. me4oslav Says:

    Lovely name. Ocelots are cute, plus I love cats :P

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  81. Dick C. Flatline Says:

    I can’t say enough good things about Ubuntu — EXCEPT for those names. They’re one of the main things that scare WinDOHs users away. I will continue to install Ubuntu on other folks’ computers, but I will NOT even MENTION “Oneiric Ocelot” beforehand as, in my experience, most people avoid people who sound like they’re smoking crack.

    Great OS, whacko names.

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  83. عالم أوبونتو Says:

    nice name we are waiting and waiting the beautiful of ubuntu

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  86. iheartubuntu Says:

    Interesting name choice. /me changes cats name to Mr. Oneiric :)

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  90. Caboose885 Says:

    Ever since I started using Ubuntu it has been putting my vocabulary to the test with its naming system ;) I really like the playful naming that goes into it. Makes the OS more fun/personal. :D

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  98. Joaquin Says:

    What about Wayland?
    Will be on 11.10?
    I tested it, and I say that it’s fast, it seems to be easy for making amazing programs, and games.

    Nice Work, Mark! ^^

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  102. JFS Says:

    Ocelot….
    It reminds me more of “Revolver Ocelot” Metal Gear Solid video game, but equal, but what of “oneiric” reminds me of Pokemon Boneri (Because of the similarity of pronunciation if i remove the middle and add the B), but like me nice, good job.

    PD: I use the google-translator

  103. Manuel Says:

    Mark Dominican Republic Love uuu!!! thanks for Ubuntu…..

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  105. Markus S. Says:

    You should rather extend Unity “2D” to talk to Compiz in order to optionally achieve 3D effects and have a single code base for both with 3D and without.

  106. Paul Sladen Says:

    istok: Have you have a chance to see the article http://blog.canonical.com/?p=431 (“The Ubuntu community contributes towards saving the Iberian Lynx”) from after the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release? Is this the type of thing that you had in-mind?

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  108. Antonio Russo Says:

    I pray for a new/modern icon theme.
    Pleeease, Mark.
    No more Tango,
    no more Faenza,
    no more buuf,
    ciuf, fuuf, etciuf.
    One, only one icon theme, an icon theme, just a new one.

  109. Утверждено кодовое имя для релиза Ubuntu 11.10 Says:

    […] Шаттлворт сообщил о присвоении релизу Ubuntu 11.10, который выйдет в октябре […]

  110. alecutu Says:

    I really like the name!

    However, are you remeber this? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Design/SoundTheme/Submissions-11-04

  111. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará "Oneiric Ocelot" Says:

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  112. 短讯:Ubuntu 11.10代号已经确定 | laura's site Says:

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  113. Ujawniono nazwę kodową nowego Ubuntu | Programy Wiadomości Says:

    […] Mark Shuttleworth, założycie firmy Canonical i sponsor projektu Ubuntu, poinformował na swoim blogu, że kolejne wydanie systemu operacyjnego Ubuntu 11.10 będzie rozwijane pod nową nazwą kodową […]

  114. doctalo Says:

    You must be fearsome when playing Scrabble!

  115. Work Begins on Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ | Linux Ubuntu Says:

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  116. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamara Oneiric Ocelot « Webeando en la red Says:

    […] Shuttleworth anuncio en su blog el nuevo nombre que tendrá la próxima versión de Ubuntu: “Oneiric Ocelot” (Ocelote […]

  117. Ubuntu 11.10 代号出炉 —— 虎猫 | CONEY Says:

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  118. Oneiric Ocelot sarà il nome di Ubuntu 11.10 | TUXJournal.net Says:

    […] rilascio. “Ci aspettiamo qualcosa di innovativo, di utopico”, ha dichiarato sul suo blog. Tra gli obiettivi già dichiarati dal fondatore di Canonical c’è il completamento […]

  119. Sarimin Says:

    nice… :)i like it

  120. Oneiric Ocelot: Nama Untuk Ubuntu 11.10 « GudangLinux Says:

    […] kongkrit untuk Oneiric Ocelot juga dijabarkan Shuttleworth di Blognya. Desktop Unity akan terus disempurnakan, terutama menyediakan versi 2D disamping agar desktop […]

  121. Ubuntu 11.10 is Going to be Powered by an Oneiric Ocelot! Says:

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  122. Ubuntu 11.10 krijgt codenaam Oneiric Ocelot | Webtechnologie Says:

    […] in oktober beschikbaar. Canonical-oprichter Mark Shuttleworth heeft inmiddels de nieuwe codenaam onthuld: Oneiric Ocelot, vrij vertaald: ‘dromerige […]

  123. Ubuntu 11.10 代号——虎猫 | CONEY Says:

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  124. Ubuntu 11.10 Codenamed Oneiric Ocelot Says:

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  125. codepone Says:

    Seems like a poor choice of name for a distribution courting average users and mainstream acceptance.

    “Oneiric” is a very obscure word (e.g. known by perhaps a few percent of the population, if that) with an ambiguous pronunciation and a spelling likely to confound many.

    The primary nickname used by the distribution should NOT be this awkward or obscure.

  126. Ubuntu 11.10 будет "Oneiric Ocelot" Says:

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  127. Ubuntu 11.10 – nome in codice ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ « Zeirus's Blog Says:

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  128. Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot será el nuevo nombre para Ubuntu 11.10 | SOLO INFORMATICA, POR MANUEL MURILLO GARCIA Says:

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  129. pdf Says:

    Difficult to pronounce, difficult to type, difficult to advocate.

  130. Ubuntu 11.10 será “Oneiric Ocelot” Says:

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  131. Ubuntu 11.10 будет иметь кодовое имя Oneiric Ocelot | "ALLLINUX" г.Ростов-на-Дону Says:

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  132. Put an Oneiric Ocelot on your computer | Bristol Wireless – community IT services, help and training in your aerial Says:

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  133. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará Oneiric Ocelot EntreClick.com Says:

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  134. Ubuntu 11.10 Name Revealed Says:

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  135. Ubuntu 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot - G3ek Army Says:

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  136. Pablo Says:

    Call it simply “Ocelot” and then no misspelling, confusion, etc… will happen. The “cat is mine and I name it as I want”, I would say. But moreover, why to use the “Oneiric” adjective if the Ocelot is the name?

    We complicate simple things sometimes…..

  137. Ubuntu 11.10 ya tiene nombre: “Oneiric Ocelot” | The Inquirer ES Says:

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  138. Linux Blog » Blog Archive » 8.3.2011 – Představen Oneiric Ocelot Says:

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  139. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará “Oneiric Ocelot” « BN Says:

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  140. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará “Oneiric Ocelot” | probando esta vaina Says:

    […] Shuttleworth y Canonical han elegido al ocelote como parte del nombre de la próxima versión de Ubuntu que remplazará a Natty Narwhal. Se trata de un mamífero que habita en Centro y Sudamérica, tiene […]

  141. Watching a pot boil « Larry the Free Software Guy Says:

    […] Shuttleworth seems to get that distinction, and with more money than God and a — The Mark handed down the latest $ADJECTIVE_PLUS_ANIMAL=SAME_FIRST_LETTER for Ubuntu 11.11. The winner of the […]

  142. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará “Oneiric Ocelot” | News of today world news every day Says:

    […] Shuttleworth y Canonical han elegido al ocelote como parte del nombre de la próxima versión de Ubuntu que remplazará a Natty Narwhal. Se trata de un mamífero que habita en Centro y Sudamérica, tiene […]

  143. alessandro simon Says:

    Que a “Jaguatirica” traga muita sorte ao projeto.

    saudações.

  144. codepone Says:

    @pablo,

    Well, “ocelot” is also rather obscure as well, just less so compared to “oneiric”. By that I mean if you polled the English-speaking population you’d probably find at least 50 percent who are fuzzy on its meaning. Some might know it’s an animal, but are unsure what kind. With “oneiric” the percent would probably be 97+ percent.

    It seems to be a strongly embedded convention within Ubuntu to use the adjective part of the distribution name as an official name that is embedded in various kinds of code. For example, the repositories are named using “jaunty”, “karmic”, “lucid”, “maverick” and “natty”. So various kinds of administrative operations involve using these names.

    It’s not a big deal to the typical existing Linux users because they’ll learn the words and can copy and paste. The larger question is whether hundreds of thousands of potential happy Ubuntu users see such a difficult name, experience a sense of inferiority at their “ignorance” and think, “Wow. I’d better stay away. That must be a very difficult system only for geeks”.

    In that sense it seems to directly conflict with the stated goal of creating the leading Linux distribution designed to be stylish, easy-to-use for average users and adopted in large numbers by these users, unlike the typical Linux geek that most of us existing Linux users are.

    In general one thing that’s quite annoying about English is the relentless importation of foreign words that add no real semantic benefit and are used only as status markers of intelligence. “Oneiric” is a good example. This is a word directly derived from the word “oneir” which means “dream” in Greek. In Greek this word is a simple, foundational word understood by all Greek speakers without having to consult a dictionary, i.e. it directly corresponds to our word “dream”.

    The real purpose of using obscure foreign words like “oneiric” is communicating intellectual superiority at the expense of widespread comprehension because having a large vocabulary is intimately tied to a higher IQ.

  145. truman Says:

    Who cares if the codename is obscure. The important thing is that the software works… and Ubuntu needs to improve a lot in that department before thinking of being exposed to the so-called average Joe.

  146. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará Oneiric Ocelot | Titulares Says:

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  147. Oneiric Ocelot Says:

    nice name – Oneiric Ocelot, hope to see it soon :)

  148. Left Blank Says:

    sounds oneirotic!

  149. Ubuntu 11.10 ได้ชื่อ “Oneiric Ocelot” « Natee's Blog Says:

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  150. Ubuntu 11.10 se llamará "Oneiric Ocelot" - FayerWayer Says:

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  151. carlos Says:

    we Brazilians have suggestions for names like:

    perereca panicats
    quejada quantica
    rinousscerus reluzent’s
    sapus sabugus
    tipicus taradus
    umbiguo umbigus
    viadus afrescalhadus

    do you like, Mark “unpronounceable name” Shuttleworth
    ;-))

    Please: Please remember the Brazilian fauna. but use a decent name…

  152. Oneiric Ocelot es el nombre oficial de Ubuntu 11.10 » conecti.ca Says:

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  153. Oneiric Ocelot será el nombre de Ubuntu 11.10 | Tux Files Says:

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  154. Ubuntu 11.10 Codinome ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ | Says:

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  155. ubuntu 11.10 ya tiene su nombre Says:

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  156. TuxSax Says:

    My question still is what will be next after Ubuntu 17.04 (that might be as well called “Zesty Zonure” for instance)
    Then what? Start over from A to Z again?

  157. carlos Says:

    we have more names for brazilian fauna…

    Minhoca Mexilhona;
    Tatu Temático;
    Jegue Jagunçado
    Lesma Lerda
    Arara Arruaceira
    Besta Bastarda
    Bode Beligerante
    Onça Ovacionada
    Tamanduá Telúrico
    Esquilo Esmerado
    Jararaca Jactante
    Perereca Pública
    Gato Guinorante

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  159. Ubuntu 11.10 will be called Oneiric Ocelot | Finding Out About Says:

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  160. HP: The Linux Desktop Company | ZDNet Says:

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  161. Oneiric Ocelot lesz a következő Ubuntu kiadás kódneve » Somlói Richárd blogja Says:

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  162. Troll Says:

    If Natty and successors will be based on Qt, why didn’t Shuttleworth aquire Qt instead of the licensing shell who got it a little while ago? Couldn’t he just buy them out and put it straight in the hands of the foundation, so it can live happily like LibreOffice?

  163. Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” | Blog 42 Says:

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  164. HP: The Linux Desktop Company | Linux Tablet Says:

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  165. Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot | Ubuntu Says:

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  167. komputes Says:

    Meow, had my heart set on “Odd Ox” but guess it’s time to start practicing this one phonetically “oh-nee-rick oss-a-lot”.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Salvador_Dali_NYWTS.jpg

  168. Kode Nama Ubuntu 11.10: Onceiric Ocelot | Virtue Magz Says:

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  169. user Says:

    http://ray-tm.deviantart.com/art/Pavibuntu-icons-198334752

    should think about the next icons.

  170. Gibizz News » Work Begins on Ubuntu 11.10 ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ (PC World) Says:

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  172. Kaden Feldmesser Says:

    I am seriously looking forward to this release, and I’m loving the name!

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