With less than one week until the release of Ubuntu 11.04, Jorge Castro of the Ubuntu community team decided to compile "The Power User's Guide to Unity" which answers many questions and offers users various howto videos, FAQs, information on lenses and more in one easy to find location.In regards to what Unity offers end users, Castro said, "I believe new users will enjoy the look and feel of the simplified desktop while advanced users will appreciate the integrated search and... more »
Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical, announced in an email to the Ubuntu devel announce mailing list that the Beta 2 of Ubuntu 11.04 was ready and now available for download. This is the last Beta before final release and 11.04 will move from Beta to Final release on April 28th with no planned Release Candidate for this cycle. I've included in total Stewart's email to the mailing list. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2. Codenamed "... more »
Shown below, is the Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, Alpha 1 release announcement, that Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list earlier today.defn Spy Hopping: "A form of cetacean behavior that consists of rising vertically out of the water, head first, and scanning the entire surrounding area while rotating." (Source: Dor) Natty Narwhal is doing a first bit of Spy Hopping, also known as Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 11.04.... more »
In preparation for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 release, Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, announced on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list "Main Frozen for Natty Alpha 1" . Below is the announcement in full.Dear developers, Two days out from the expected release of Natty Alpha 1, the milestone freeze is now in effect. Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and the Alpha 1 release will help us in the goal of a high quality... more »
Screenshot on How to participate in UDS-N from the UDS website    What's on tap for this week in the world of Ubuntu? It's the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal cycle, otherwise known as UDS-N.Just as UDS website states, "Be there and make a difference", I'll be blogging, denting, tweeting, facebooking and more from the sessions this week. I am looking forward to seei... more »
Ubuntu Developer Summit, more commonly referred to as UDS, will take place from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Every 6 months just after each Ubuntu release UDS takes place, usually alternating between locations in the United States and Europe. UDS is where the Ubuntu developers begin putting together the roadmap to the next Ubuntu release, in this case Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal.I am personally looking forward to participating in this UDS... more »
It's no secret how much I love the animal code names and reasoning behind each name and today Mark Shuttleworth announced the Ubuntu 11.04 codename on his Blog. Below is Mark's blog post in full.Oh yes, it’s that time of year again, when numerate pollsters make nasal proclamations about the naming of the next next version of Ubuntu. When gazers of balls crystal provide nifty suggestions for new new features and, of course, suitable nomenclature to match. What will it be? A Naiant Nailtail wou... more »

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