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The official name of Ubuntu 11.04 - Natty Narwhal

Mark Shuttleworth announced his final decision on the name of the next version after Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat): it will be Natty Narwhal , or "Elegant Narwhal". It is assumed that this will be the release of Ubuntu 11.04.

His post explains the course of his thought, as well as various rejected options (Naiant Nailtail, Neutral Newt, Nobby Noctule). He also complains that sometimes only combinations of the words nubile (sexy), naughty (capricious), naiad (naiad) and nymph (nymph) come to the head.

Narwhal , being an arctic (and rather dangerous) animal, is a reminder that Ubuntu is entirely based on the generosity of the developers contributing to its development, on respect for the neighbor, and also on the awareness of the complexity of the ecosystem that feeds and clothes us and helps we feel in good health. Here is such a complex chain of reasoning.

And the fact that narwhal is graceful, requires with special attention to consider how the system is perceived. The first impression is important, the subsequent ones are even more important, so Canonical is going to make them both memorable.
Work on improving the design is in full swing. "N-release" should be the most beautiful creation of the company. On the other hand, a beautiful cover does not guarantee a fascinating reading, so the functionality should not be forgotten either, but the content should be aligned with the form.

Immediately after the release of 10.10 (Maverick), developers plan to fully focus on the most complete use of the capabilities of modern video cards - both to improve the appearance and to improve performance.

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/102001/

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