The Sucessor To Ubuntu 7.10 has already been named…

…and Gutsy isn’t even out yet. I read today on Jono Bacon’s blog that the new code name has been selected for Ubuntu 8.04 already. Jono is one of the hosts on a podcast I love called LUGradio and he is also the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical. He’s a popular and well-known figure in the Linux world. These guys don’t hang around with the names do they? So are you ready for it? Are you sitting comfortably?

Drum roll please….

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS

Ta da!!!!! πŸ™‚

I don’t know how they think of these names but this one doesn’t really strike me as being particularly good, maybe it’s a grower I don’t know. Hardy Heron should come out in April 2008 and will be the next LTS (Long Term Support) version of Ubuntu. Exciting news for an Ubuntu geek like myself.


Things move fast in open source world it seems and I love it. Can’t wait for Gutsy Gibbon in October and I’ll be interested to see what improvements are slated for Hardy Heron once development gets into full swing. What kind of lazy company would take 5 years to make a new operating system release I ask you πŸ˜‰

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