"The South African entrepreneur said in a blog post on Tuesday
that the name reflected the enhancements in graphics that Ubuntu
11.04 will bring and the Linux version's improved use of graphics
hardware. He also said the reference to the tusked Arctic whale
would be appropriate for a 'cool' version of the operating system
that is optimised for ARM's low-power-consumption chip
architecture. Narwhal image
"The narwhal embodies the best characteristics of the upcoming
Ubuntu version, Canonical founder Shuttleworth said. Photo credit:
"Ubuntu versions are always named alliteratively, always refer
to animals — real or imagined — and always follow the
progression of the alphabet. Version numbers are based on the year
and month of the release, so Natty Narwhal is scheduled to come out
in April 2011."
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