First 2010 Ubuntu Linux release to be Lucid Lynx

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Mark Shuttleworth announced that the next LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Canonical Ubuntu distribution of GNU/Linux, to be released in April, 2010, is to have the nickname “Lucid Lynx.” It follows, of course, Karmic Koala.

You don’t need to know these names to use Ubuntu.

Personally, Ubuntu has helped me realize just how challenged I am at remembering the order of the letters of the alphabet without resorting to reciting a few of them to myself, as in “H-I-J-K-L!”.

You might decide to just call it Ubuntu 10.4 LTS, which is the official name. Personally, I was holding out for the “Lucky Lizard.”

Here’s Mark making the announcement:

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