Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

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It has been announced on the Ubuntu development announcement mailing list that the next version of Ubuntu after the release currently in development, Feisty Fawn, will be called Gutsy Gibbon (version 7.10).

Also announced in that post is the fact that there will be a new variant of Ubuntu which will be composed of completely free software (with no proprietary drivers at all). Apparently, this effort is being assisted by some of the guys behind gNewSense.

The Glossy Gnu will nonetheless play a role in this next release,
because Ubuntu 7.10 will feature a new flavour - as yet unnamed - which
takes an ultra-orthodox view of licensing: no firmware, drivers,
imagery, sounds, applications, or other content which do not include
full source materials and come with full rights of modification,
remixing and redistribution. There should be no more conservative home,
for those who demand a super-strict interpretation of the "free" in free
software. This work will be done in collaboration with the folks behind
Gnewsense.

Feisty Fawn (7.04) will debut on April the 19th and then development on Gutsy will commence, with a target release date of October this year.

[via Dun4d]

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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