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Shuttleworth Announces Karmic Koala

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the make-the-bad-man-stop dept.

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An anonymous reader writes to mention that Mark Shuttleworth has announced the next release in the horribly alliterative Ubuntu family, "Karmic Koala." The new version hopes to include a newer, shinier, faster startup, better small screen support, a spruced-up desktop look (no more brown), and many minor tweaks and updates. "A newborn Koala spends about six months in the family before it heads off into the wild alone. Sounds about perfect for an Ubuntu release plan! I'm looking forward to seeing many of you in Barcelona, and before that, at a Jaunty release party. Till then, cheers."

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Another one! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26933837)

Like we need another brand of kola on the market.

Re:Another one! (5, Funny)

VeNoM0619 (1058216) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933887)

Better yet, they passed up the chance of a snappy name like Karmic Khameleon [wikipedia.org] Imagine the new colors they could bring to their new desktop scheme...

Re:Another one! (1)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933979)

Imagine the new colors they could bring to their new desktop scheme...

Such as plaid [youtube.com] ?

Re:Another one! (5, Funny)

von_rick (944421) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933995)

The ratings were pretty high for Kinky Klingons, but seems like they were cast aside for being less exotic.

I have a tendency to make things up

Re:Another one! (3, Interesting)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934005)

I just wonder if the next will be Leaping Lizard.

Re:Another one! (1)

trigggl (758335) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934175)

I can already see the lawsuits from Novell coming.

Re:Another one! (5, Funny)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934135)

They tried, but it had a bad effect on reliability. The system would come and go, would come and go-oo-oo...

Re:Another one! (5, Funny)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934415)

The system would come and go, would come and go-oo-oo...

On behalf of the entire Slashdot community, I thank you for getting one of the worst songs ever written stuck in everyone's head.

Re:Another one! (2, Interesting)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934483)

We are honoured to witness the birth of the "verbal rickroll".

Re:Another one! (2, Insightful)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934495)

If it's so bad, why do you know it so well?

why not Kreami Kracker ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934147)

aawww..

Re:Another one! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934275)

They totally should have gone with Kinetic Kodiak! Rawr!

Re:Another one! (1)

tenco (773732) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934807)

I would have gone for Kingly Kiwi. But I think I am out of the competition since for me Debian has become an option again.

Re:Another one! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934441)

Maybe Karmic Koala Khameleon?

On second thought... maybe not.

Re:Another one! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#26935067)

I predict a large number of downloads of Kubuntu Karmic Koala from the southern part of the US...

Re:Another one! (2, Funny)

TheCycoONE (913189) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933919)

I hear that Koala's on the other hand are much less over-marketed

Re:Another one! (3, Insightful)

iced_773 (857608) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934225)

kola...isn't that a KDE program? Then again, shouldn't this whole release be KDE-only? I mean, it's all K's...

Re:Another one! (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934515)

Naah, it's a nut [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Another one! (5, Funny)

iamhigh (1252742) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934669)

Awww crap. Kubuntu Karmic Koala. That won't be good for business.

Can't believe the /. trolls haven't picked up on that one yet.

Cat got you karma-whoring-80-column ass? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26933849)

A good Koala knows how to see the wood for the trees, even when her head
is in the clouds. Ubuntu aims to keep free software at the forefront of
cloud computing by embracing the API's of Amazon EC2, and making it easy
for anybody to setup their own cloud using entirely open tools. We're
currently in beta with official Ubuntu base AMI's for use on Amazon EC2.
During the Karmic cycle we want to make it easy to deploy applications
into the cloud, with ready-to-run appliances or by quickly assembling a
custom image. Ubuntu-vmbuilder makes it easy to create a custom AMI
today, but a portfolio of standard image profiles will allow easier
collaboration between people doing similar things on EC2. Wouldn't it be
apt for Ubuntu to make the Amazon jungle as easy to navigate as, say, APT?

What if you want to build an EC2-style cloud of your own? Of all the
trees in the wood, a Koala's favourite leaf is Eucalyptus. The
Eucalyptus project, from UCSB, enables you to create an EC2-style cloud
in your own data center, on your own hardware. It's no coincidence that
Eucalyptus has just been uploaded to universe and will be part of Jaunty
- during the Karmic cycle we expect to make those clouds dance, with
dynamically growing and shrinking resource allocations depending on your
needs. A savvy Koala knows that the best way to conserve energy is to go
to sleep, and these days even servers can suspend and resume, so imagine
if we could make it possible to build a cloud computing facility that
drops its energy use virtually to zero by napping in the midday heat,
and waking up when there's work to be done. No need to drink at the
energy fountain when there's nothing going on. If we get all of this
right, our Koala will help take the edge off the bear market.

If that sounds rather open and nebulous, then we've hit the sweet spot
for cloud computing futurology. Let me invite you to join the server
team at UDS in Barcelona, when they'll be defining the exact set of
features to ship in October.

Desktop

First impressions count. We're eagerly following the development of
kernel mode setting, which promises a smooth and flicker-free startup.
We'll consider options like Red Hat's Plymouth, for graphical boot on
all the cards that support it. We made a splash years ago with Usplash,
but it's time to move to something newer and shinier. So the good news
is, boot will be beautiful. The bad news is, you won't have long to
appreciate it! It only takes 35 days to make a whole Koala, so we think
it should be possible to bring up a stylish desktop much faster. The
goal for Jaunty on a netbook is 25 seconds, so let's see how much faster
we can get you all the way to a Koala desktop. We're also hoping to
deliver a new login experience that complements the graphical boot, and
works well for small groups as well as very large installations.

For those of you who can relate to Mini Me, or already have a Dell Mini,
the Ubuntu Netbook Edition will be updated to include all the latest
technology from Moblin, and tuned to work even better on screens that
are vertically challenged. With millions of Linux netbooks out there, we
have been learning and adapting usability to make the Koala cuddlier
than ever. We also want to ensure that the Netbook Remix installs easily
and works brilliantly on all the latest netbook hardware, so consider
this a call for testing Ubuntu 9.04 if you're the proud owner of one of
these dainty items.

The desktop will have a designer's fingerprints all over it - we're now
beginning the serious push to a new look. Brown has served us well but
the Koala is considering other options. Come to UDS for a preview of the
whole new look.

Re:Cat got you karma-whoring-80-column ass? (3, Interesting)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933961)

I actually thought this was a joke when I first read it. Especially with the cloud computing bullshit.

Re:Cat got you karma-whoring-80-column ass? (1)

Aphoxema (1088507) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934235)

I was a bit frustrated at that too, of all the people to use buzzwords he's the last one I want running around exclaiming them.

Re:Cat got you karma-whoring-80-column ass? (1)

dotancohen (1015143) | more than 4 years ago | (#26935151)

What _is_ nice to see is the focus on computers with limited screen space. I suppose that this will only apply to the Gnome based Ubuntu, as Kubuntu is stuck with KDE, which is "not interested" in having optional windows configurations that fit on "vertically challenged" screens:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=169043 [kde.org]

Even the Mozilla apps have this option, and it is one of the reasons that I use Thunderbird and Firefox over the otherwise terrific Kmail and the getting-there Konqueror.

Or maybe I should give Gnome another try.

The problem with eucalyptus ... (4, Interesting)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934299)

... is that it scatters its seeds by explosion, into the remains of a forest fire (which it promotes via its extremely flammable sap and the tinder pile of leaves and shed bark it creates around itself - apparently "in the hope of" getting the fire started B-) ). A row of eucalyptus trees during a fire can become the equivalent of a walking artillery barrage targeting a fuel dump.

So I certainly wouldn't want to compute on a eucalyptus cluster - even if it is a "cloud" floating far away (like over the Berkeley Hills - high enough to be visible from I5 north of Sacramento). I'd worry about it taking out the data center and my data with it and "distributing" it up to the tropopause and onward with the prevailing wind.

As for my laptop, no WAY I'll install any eucalyptus package on that. It's got enough problem with those lithium batteries with the energy density of a hand grenade without adding something more with the energy density of napalm.

= = = =

And I thought Ubuntu had an unfortunate choice of names. Good grief!

Re:The problem with eucalyptus ... (2, Insightful)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934407)

Yes I had the thought that we should be using eucalyptus oil as biofuel. There certainly is a lot of the stuff around.

Cool (4, Funny)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933857)

I've always been fascinated how the Debian (and derivatives) releases have functioned. Each branch is like a chamber in a revolver; as it reaches 'stable', it aligns itself with the barrel ready to be fired off to the masses.

Re:Cool (5, Funny)

contra_mundi (1362297) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933879)

This needs a car analogy for us non-gun folk.

Re:Cool (4, Informative)

corsec67 (627446) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933937)

I've always been fascinated how the Debian (and derivatives) releases have functioned. Each branch is like a car in a merge ramp; as it reaches 'stable', it speeds up and aligns itself with the other cars on the road ready to be released on the information superhighway.

Re:Cool (4, Funny)

von_rick (944421) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934063)

This needs a sticks and stone analogy for us stone age folks ;-)

Re:Cool (5, Funny)

V!NCENT (1105021) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934239)

Ubuntu is like a massive rock; as it reaches 'stable' it starts rolling down the hill and as the giant rock becomes fasty-fasty it will go BOOOM breaky the barrier made of sticks.

Re:Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934271)

Dude you can make barriers out of sticks? That's genius!

Re:Cool (4, Funny)

Propaganda13 (312548) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934413)

I'm lost with the guns, cars, and stones. Could someone make a software analogy?

Re:Cool (1, Funny)

digitig (1056110) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934535)

Ubuntu is like a [noun phrase 1]. Each [noun phrase 2] is like a [noun phrase 3]; as it [verb phrase 1], it [verb phrase 2] ready to [verb phrase 3].

There, that should suit everyone.

Re:Cool (5, Funny)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934577)

It's like a Windows beta, except it eventually starts working right.

Re:Cool (1)

Nushio (951488) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934673)

So this would be Service Pack 2?

Re:Cool (4, Funny)

dmbasso (1052166) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934691)

Also another exception: if it screws you somehow, it's not on intent.

Re:Cool (-1, Redundant)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933929)

Your analogy sucks and makes no sense. How about something involving a car?

Re:Cool (1)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934089)

I've always been fascinated how the Debian (and derivatives) releases have functioned. Each branch is like a snake in a box in the storage area of a plane; as it reaches 'stable', it escapes from the box and kills people on the plane.

(And then I assume some agent of the FBI/ATF/CIA/NSA/KFC kills the snake and is the reluctant hero).

Re:Cool (1)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934187)

I've always been fascinated how the Debian (and derivatives) releases have functioned. Each branch is like a chamber in a revolver; as it reaches 'stable', it aligns itself with the barrel ready to be fired off to the masses.

Indeed. Also, apt-get is like a giant inflatable bouncy castle for starfish that swing into port, get wasted, screw our women, and then abandon them as they're lured away again by the call of the sea.

Seriously, I know what you meant, and agree. But the flowery language only obscured your point :)

No more Brown? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26933861)

If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black, send it back.

semicolons (-1, Redundant)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933875)

"The new version hopes to include a newer, shinier, faster startup; better small screen support; a spruced up desktop look (no more brown); and many minor tweaks and updates."

Re:semicolons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934001)

I'm a professional writer, and I'm here to tell you that the semicolons are optional. In fact, our style guide at work counsels against using them in such cases in favour of bullets.

Of couse, we're also obliged to use US spelling, but I'm off the clock, so fuck that noise, mate. :)

Awwww... (1)

g_adams27 (581237) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933909)

I was hoping for Kwicky [wikipedia.org] . :-(

Re:Awwww... (1)

DrMrLordX (559371) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934037)

Ugh! I hated that show. Never have I wanted to see a Koala die a painful death more than I did after watching this wretched mess on the USA Cartoon Express. Of course, I did watch it, so it's my own damn fault for subjecting myself to the pain and agony brought on by Kwicky Koala.

And to think Tex Avery died for this garbage.

Re:Awwww... (1)

andrewd18 (989408) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934353)

I am also hoping for a Kwicky. Oh, wait...

Re:Awwww... (1)

ianare (1132971) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934509)

Yeah me too. I hate it when they want candle lit dinners, walks under the moonlight, and cuddling.

It may not be brown... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26933921)

...but it's still shitty bloatware!

Really, is it that bad? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26933923)

Am I the only one who likes the brown color scheme?

I find that it's easy on the eyes without being outright drab, but maybe that's just me.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934025)

I've got 6 Ubuntu systems at home, I have to change the themes or I can't remember what system I'm on all the time. Yes, there are other ways, but I find changing the theme/background etc. makes it easiest to remember which system I'm dealing with. I do this at work too. Using a custom background is most useful, though I vary themes by general function of the system.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934579)

Why not just set your command prompt [ringofsaturn.com] to display the hostname?

Re:Really, is it that bad? (2, Interesting)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934109)

Am I the only one who likes the brown color scheme?

Yes.

I find that it's easy on the eyes without being outright drab, but maybe that's just me.

Look up drab in the dictionary, and you'll find a screenshot of an Ubuntu desktop running the Human theme. ;)

Seriously, I love Ubuntu. My license plate says "UBUNTU". (Really). But the brown color scheme sucks. The only brown color scheme I've ever liked at all is the one from the original and GTK2 versions of the 'Gorilla' theme from Ximian Gnome. The one from the Ubuntu Human theme is putrid.

One of the first things I do when I install a new Ubuntu system is to change the default theme to 'Clearlooks', which is the same GTK2 engine, but has a nice blue eggshell color scheme, vaguely reminiscent of Windows XP, but not as blatant as the eXPerience theme.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934457)

But the brown color scheme sucks.

Oddly I was just thinking about this last night. Men tend to like colors at the blue end of the spectrum. Women like the red end of the spectrum. The orange/brown scheme for ubuntu may be more attractive for much of the general population, while mostly male geeks dislike it.

For me, I just select a different theme and put on my own background image. Most of us have a few thousand of those sitting around these days.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934895)

Men tend to like colors at the blue end of the spectrum. Women like the red end of the spectrum.

Comes from social programming. We dress baby boys in blue and baby girls in pink. No big surprises there.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

Ironica (124657) | more than 4 years ago | (#26935129)

So we learn to love the colors our parents dress us in when we're babies?

Actually, my oldest seemed to prefer red when he was a baby, and my younger son prefers blue... but I think that if that's at all due to environment, it's probably because of the pjs I was wearing after they were born. ;-)

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 4 years ago | (#26935105)

Got to ask.. Do you live in WI? Saw a car (think it was a VW) with those plates heading in to Madison on my daily commute..

Re:Really, is it that bad? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934261)

Brown is the color of SHIT.

If brown isn't a good idea for a portable music player than it's not a good idea for a UI theme unless, of course, that theme is "clogged public toilet".

Brown is the color of dirt, mud, shit, cockroaches, and many other pleasant things. And don't try telling your woman that it's "chocolate". Because chocolate isn't nice when it's coming out your ass.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

migla (1099771) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934517)

And Ubuntu is the shit. Seriously, though... With garnering so much talk about their shitty theme, when they get rid of the brown, it will be all the rage all over the internet and presto - The year of the Linux desktop will have arrived and usher in a bright new future where John Lennon's imagine is not a just a dream any more.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (4, Interesting)

DrLang21 (900992) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934269)

I quite enjoy the brown color scheme. It looks clean and professional while being easy on the eyes.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (5, Interesting)

Aphoxema (1088507) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934293)

I've got sick on blue from Windows and OS X, Ubuntu's theme was liberating when I first set eyes on in and until the Darkroom theme came along I never really felt the need to change it.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1, Funny)

iYk6 (1425255) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934333)

Am I the only one who likes the brown color scheme?

No. There are a few dozen of you people, including Mark Shuttleworth. It's got mostly brown, but some yellows and reds too, so I call it the "failing kidney" theme. One of the screenshots for a recent version I saw even had a skid mark in the bottom right corner.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

berend botje (1401731) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934507)

No, you're not.

Try a default blue Gnome theme, it really hurts the eyes. I can't stand to use it.

The latest Ubuntu's have a less orangy brown that is even better than it used to be.

So if Shuttleworth changes the colorscheme, fine, but I really hope someone keeps the brown one alive.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

Xolotl (675282) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934705)

Am I the only one who likes the brown color scheme?

Nope - I like it too, although I never would have thought I would before. As another poster said, it is surprisingly comfortable. Also, it goes well with this Penny Arcade wallpaper [penny-arcade.com] .

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

MrNiceguy_KS (800771) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934839)

No, you're not. I also really like the default color scheme, including the coffee stain/cave painting wallpaper that defaults on Intrepid Ibex. (I really didn't care for the Heron background, though.)

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

kc2keo (694222) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934883)

I for one like the brown color scheme.

Re:Really, is it that bad? (1)

zip_000 (951794) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934983)

I love the brown theme. I switched to KDE for a while last year and one of the first things I did was set it up to look like the standard gnome/ubuntu theme.

And just like a koala (5, Funny)

wiredog (43288) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933939)

It only looks cute and cuddly. Actually try to cuddle a koala and it'll bite you, claw you, and shit on you.

Or so I've heard...

Re:And just like a koala (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934307)

...it'll bite you, claw you, and shit on you.

Still better than biting and tearing your face and hands off.

Re:And just like a koala (5, Funny)

ianare (1132971) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934549)

So a bit like some children then ?

Damn (3, Funny)

Alarindris (1253418) | more than 5 years ago | (#26933951)

I was hoping for King Krimson.

Re:Damn (5, Funny)

rbanffy (584143) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934523)

Krusty Krab

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934637)

You are a very bad man, I hate you.

Re:Damn (2, Funny)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934887)

But then Plankton would keep trying to pirate it!

Meanwhile Linux Continues To Be A Trainwreck (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934597)

It's 2009. Over twenty years since the original Macintosh was released. Twenty years since the fundamentals of UI element spacing, text rendering, text kerning, verticle and horizontal text alignment, colour usage...

And the latest Ubuntu, the 'gold standard' for Linux desktops, is a complete mess:

* Text kerning problems all over the place

* Alignment problems in almost every single text field or label

* Almost random colour choice for UI elements

* UI elements having no consistent alignment or spacing

* UI elements that look like they come from some amateur 1990s Mac/Windows clone

Honestly, the toy apps I throw together in Interface Builder look like polished commercial grade software compared to almost everything I see in Linux. I can only assume that there is no standard Linux UI building tool equal to Interface Builder.

Microsoft is on the ropes with Vista and frantically rushing Win7 out the door. Cheap netbooks are doing major damage to the OS profit margins.

And Linux continues to be a UI train wreck. Silly names. Stupid package management with insane dependencies. Redundant and competing desktops. License wars. Mass duplication of common apps with each version sucking in their own unique ways and no single app every getting to the point of being a drop in replacement for commercial Mac/Windows versions.

Even something as trivial as the damn Solitaire app looks like a complete piece of shit.

Boggle.

Re:Meanwhile Linux Continues To Be A Trainwreck (3, Insightful)

MediaStreams (1461187) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934765)

The text alignment and kerning problems are something I really can't understand. Every time I do my yearly 'let's give Linux a try again' it is depressing to see the same horrible font choices, text that is never properly aligned in text boxes, and kerning problems.

It's like trying to put out a newspaper or magazine that doesn't have any real professional page layout people working on it. It is so jarring to read that it really doesn't matter what the actual content is.

Re:Meanwhile Linux Continues To Be A Trainwreck (4, Insightful)

dotancohen (1015143) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934989)

Please, file bugs with specific examples. You are probably right: the people of that particular profession are not on the dev team and the devs that are working on Ubuntu probably don't even _know_ what they are doing wrong. Better yet, file it at Redhat or Novell, where the cashflow to hire the right people exists (Canonical won't do it).

Front page news (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934039)

...they're finally getting a new theme?

Seriously, of all the things to mention in the summary, you focus on the not-brown?

There's a page long rant about cloud computing, about the eucalyptus project, and why the release is named koala. And you mention that, like every release, there's talk of it possibly not being brown?

The name koala means 'no drink' and it rarely does (1)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934149)

I'm just going to leave this info there and walk away

What are you speaking of ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934185)

I confess that not knowing who mark shutlleworth may be, I do not understand what you wanted to announce.

Re:What are you speaking of ? (0, Offtopic)

DrLang21 (900992) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934297)

Maybe if you had read TFA... oh wait... my bad.

Re:What are you speaking of ? (1)

roaddemon (666475) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934359)

They updated the summary. My cached (igoogle) summary doesn't include the word Ubuntu: "An anonymous reader writes to mention that Mark Shuttleworth has announced the next release in their horrible alliterative family, 'Karmic Koala'."

Adding Ubuntu "their horrible alliterative Ubuntu family" made it more clear.

Golden Denis 3000+ (Golden man Denis 3000) (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934211)

How about the RAM/disk footprint? I'd like to know if it's getting leaner.

Killing Kangaroo (1)

trigggl (758335) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934291)

Kill the Koala. Get a real name. Get this distro hopping.

Next fall's Ubuntu (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934325)

Will be named Masturbating Monkey

Re:Next fall's Ubuntu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934459)

And the one for Spring (10.04) will be "Lumbering Lemur".
Are you sure about Monkey or will it be Macabre Macaque? Or maybe even Massive Mollusk?
Could it be Marginal Manticore?
I personally think it could be the Maudlin Magpie.

Re:Next fall's Ubuntu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934915)

I'm not sure about the monkey. But Linus Trovalds was upset at some group and called them masturbating monkeys.

Re:Next fall's Ubuntu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934703)

and the one after that:
Orgasmic Orangutan

(Sorry I couldn't help myself!)

When they get around to the P's... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934967)

...they it's gotta be the Purring Pussy.

It's just gotta be that one, or I'll be sorely disappointed.

It will definitely include... (2, Funny)

Epsillon (608775) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934383)

...DropBear as the default SSH. Should have been called "Killer Koala."

Should Karma Really Be Invoked? (1)

russlar (1122455) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934403)

Karma might dictate that, with this release, Ubuntu adoption reaches a critical mass, and the first (legitimate) wave of Ubuntu-oriented virii are released into the wild.

Koala's are lazy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934423)

"Koala spends sleeping 75% of its time. Just after sunset koalas move around and can often be heard "barking" aggressively at other koalas." - they sleep 75% of the time, I don't know how to translate to computer terms but barking is certainly cool... looks like I know what the start up sound for ubuntu 9.10 will be :D

Re:Koala's are lazy. (1)

doti (966971) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934689)

Koala spends sleeping 75% of its time.

So does any operating system.
Just watch `top` and see.

So much for that bet (1)

SIR_Taco (467460) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934479)

Damn it!
I had 1000:1 odds on "Kinky Kangaroo"

"Hey Daddy, there's poo on the computer monitor!" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934489)

"That's not poo sweetie! Daddy installed Ubuntu!"

I'll believe the updated look when I see it (1)

Ian Alexander (997430) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934529)

Shuttleworth has been promising big overhauls to the default look since Dapper Drake. There have been incremental improvements but on the whole the basic theme really hasn't changed.

While it doesn't matter to me because I'm literate enough in GNOME to install new themes, I would love to see the Ubuntu folks actually follow through on their promises to really do a nice theme.

Re:I'll believe the updated look when I see it (1)

Teun (17872) | more than 5 years ago | (#26935007)

Why would he, for the performance oriented the terminal is as black as ever and those that want a nice desktop use Kubuntu.

Joking aside I really find the standard wallpapers for Ubuntu quite smart, while retaining the warm earthy feel they have a nice artistic depiction of the version's animal.

pity we can't have Rural Juror. (1)

obarthelemy (160321) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934631)

and... rich 50 is middle-class 38 !

And the release after that one shall be called... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934783)

9.10 - The Capable Cock

Will people shy away from Kubuntu Karmic Koala? (1)

mgkimsal2 (200677) | more than 5 years ago | (#26934855)

Or might it just be called K3?

Another year, another cute name (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26934941)

As with most things cute, they are cute for about 5 seconds. Then they get annoying.
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