Mobile tops Ubuntu goals for Intrepid Ibex

By   |  February 20, 2008

Canonical chief executive, Mark Shuttleworth, today announced plans for the October release of Ubuntu Linux. The release, due out in October this year, is to be called Intrepid Ibex and will focus heavily on mobile computing. In his email Shuttleworth writes:

A particular focus for us will be pervasive internet access, the ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to be. No longer will you need to be a tethered, domesticated animal – you’ll be able to roam (and goats do roam!) the wild lands and access the web through a variety of wireless technologies. We want you to be able to move from the office, to the train, and home, staying connected all the way.

Intrepid Ibex will be the next release of Ubuntu after Hardy Heron(08.04) due out in April this year. Ubuntu releases new versions every six months.

Ubuntu 8.10, or Intrepid Ibex, will be the ninth releas of Ubuntu since 4.10 released in October 2004.

On the upcoming Hardy Heron, Shuttleworth writes:

Hardy is our best development cycle yet, delivering on our promise of reliability and stability for the Heron. We must stay focused on that goal. To the extent that you have a brilliant idea for the future, you now have a peg to hang it on – the Intrepid Ibex. When the Hardy Heron has taken flight we will engage fully with the Ibex. Give it horns!

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8 Responses to “Mobile tops Ubuntu goals for Intrepid Ibex”

  1. ron k jeffries
    February 21st, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    I hope OpenMoko project http://openmoko.com will work with Canonical
    to help make Intrepid Ibex VERY mobile friendly. OpenMoko is lead dog
    in delivering an OPEN mobile platform. Android may not be evil, but
    compared with OpenMoko which runs real linux on the bare mobile
    hardware, Android IMO will be far less open and flexible.

    -ron k jeffries

  2. Alastair Otter
    February 21st, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    The one, significant, advantage Android has is its Google heritage. When Google talks people pay attention. Which is not to say they are right but I expect Android will benefit from a great deal more publicity in the market than OpenMoko will. Which is not to say that is right, just that way it is.

  3. Yurtdisi Egitim
    February 23rd, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

    does anyone knows if there is any other information about this subject in other languages?

  4. Narasimha Reddy
    March 26th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    hi,

    Can you tell me ,is there any particluar life cycle or model say waterfall model in the development of Android OS?

    If so ,Does it differ from Apple iPhone OS and which one does it use

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