Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 11:27

New version of Ubuntu planned

Written by Nick Farell

Image

A new silly name


The next version of Canonical's Linux, Ubuntu 9.04, will have to put up with the somewhat silly name Jaunty Jackalope.

Ubuntu names each release after an animal, but they are starting to get so obscure that this one will have people rushing to Wackypedia to find out what Jackalope is.

Apparently it is a rabbit with a tendency to like fighting.  Ubuntu'sMark Shuttleworth said that when it comes out it will mount a serious challenge to Microsoft and Apple.

In a press statement, Shuttleworth said that the Warrior Rabbit is "our talisman" as we move into a year where we can reasonably expect Ubuntu to ship on several million devices. Jaunty Jackalope promises faster boot times and general performance and a blurring of Web services and desktop applications.

Details of Jaunty will be hammered out at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, to be held at Google's Mountain View, California campus from 8-12 December this year.
Last modified on Thursday, 11 September 2008 03:34

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments