Mobile tops Ubuntu goals for Intrepid Ibex


Ubuntu training Canonical chief executive, Mark Shuttleworth, 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!”