Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Moves From Eucalyptus Trees to the Cloud

by admin February 23, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala, has been officially announced, and promises to change, among other things, the one problem keeping Linux from world domination: the poop-colored desktop theme.

The next version, 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, is almost at feature-freeze time and is scheduled to launch in April, in accordance with Ubuntu’s strict 6-month release calendar. Karmic Koala should follow in October, so it’s a while off, but it’s cool to see what’s coming up in the future.

There isn’t much info on Karmic Koala yet, just some broad outlines of the direction the team plans to take Ubuntu. It’ll be optimized for netbooks, since the advent of the mini-lappie has resulted in a lot more Linux users, with profiles allowing for their shorter screens.

Read more: gizmodo.com

One Comment

  1. It’s not poop-coloured. It looks like a leather office desk top that someone’s parked their coffee cup on, spilt a bit and doodled.

    And if you don’t like the background choose another.

    Last week mine was a winter scene in London. Now it’s the International Phonetic Alphabet. It’s your choice, so choose!

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