With the release of Lucid Lynx, a.k.a Ubuntu 10.04 just around the corner, the godfather of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the goal and the vision of next version of Ubuntu. Maverick Meerkat will be dubbed the next version of Ubuntu, officially Ubuntu 10.10. The developers at Canonical have already started planning for the next version of Ubuntu, which is slated for release in October 2010. On Friday, Mark Shuttleworth announced these detail on his blog. “It’s time to put our heads together to envision “the perfect 10″. This is a time of great innovation and change in the Linux world, with major new initiatives from powerful groups bringing lots of new ideas, new energy and new code. [...] We want to put Ubuntu and free software on every single consumer PC that ships from a major manufacturer, the ultimate maverick move. We will deliver on time, but we have huge scope for innovation in what we deliver this cycle.” said Shuttleworth.
The development team will focus on making the next version of Ubuntu 10.10 a lightweight and Mobile operating system. They have big plans for the netbook edition of Ubuntu also. They plan on bringing quality improvements to the user interface of the Netbook Edition. Not only that they want to make the overall experience of web on Ubunto 10.10 as lightweight and fast as possible. Ubuntu 10.10 will coincide with the launch of GNOME 3, which has been the cornerstone of the Ubuntu distro. They will also continue to focus on “social networking” which can be seen on the upcoming 10.04 release. They want to make synchronization between mobile, desktop, and laptop or netbook as simple and seamless as possible.
In the meantime some Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx” will be released on April 29th, and will include some of these new “social networking” features along with a brand new themes called Ambiance and Radiance.
[via ars technica]