Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Nov 2008 18:45 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers have announced the availability of Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 1, the first prerelease for this version. Ubuntu 9.04 is codenamed Jaunty Jackalope and is scheduled for official release in April. The initial plans for Jaunty were published in September, prior to the release of Ubuntu 8.10. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth aims to boost the software experience and make the popular Linux distribution more competitive with Windows and Mac OS X on the desktop. Canonical intends to push the platform into the mainstream by putting its resources into upstream usability improvements. In addition to the ongoing long-term usability enhancement efforts, Canonical and the Ubuntu development community are focusing on several specific technical goals for 9.04, including improving performance and boot time and integrating web services more tightly with the desktop."
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Jaunty Jackelope?
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 25th Nov 2008 03:20 UTC
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Why not Jaunty Jackass? It has a better ring to it, and seems like the logical choice for the letter "J". Canonical must have something against donkeys. ;)

Disclaimer: I am running Ubuntu 8.04 right now, so don't take that as anything more than a joke. Well... a partial joke, I honestly would prefer the name Jaunty Jackass... infuse some fun into using the distro. It sure would spark some fun and funny conversations.

Edited 2008-11-25 03:22 UTC

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