Mark Shuttleworth introduced the next Ubuntu code name to follow Lucid Lynx on Friday of last week. It will be known as Maverick Meerkat. He stated that the mission to have free software on all shipping pc's is a Maverick idea and the since we are social as are the Meerkats, that more connectivity to our social world will be included in this release. He also talked about the new design track and server cloud track to be more fully revealed in Belgium this May during the Ubuntu Developer's Summit. I really enjoyed reading his analagies on the Meerkats and how he plans to introduce those qualities in Ubuntu and the community. I have to agree that bringing the social media together on the desktop will be an encouraging event. Just how they implement these changes will be on the top of everyone's must see list when the first public releases start showing up. Hold onto your hats this is going to be a fast and fun filled ride.
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